Do you ever lay there awake at night wondering what on earth became of Yaya Sanogo?
Believe it or not, Yaya Sanogo is actually still playing real football.
The 24-year-old, who signed for Arsenal on a free from Auxerre in 2013, is at Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
The injury-prone striker moved back to France in July 2017 after being released by the Gunners and signed a three-year deal.
After three failed loan attempts at Crystal Palace, Ajax and Charlton Athletic, we obviously decided enough was enough.
Sanogo only ever scored one competitive goal for Arsenal’s first team and, to be fair, it was a big’un against Dortmund during the Gunners’ 2-0 Champions League win.
My tribute to Yaya Sanogo
Goals | Pre-Assists | Celebrations
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— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) June 9, 2017
Since his move to Toulouse in the summer, the striker’s game time has improved but only slightly.
This season, he’s made two Ligue 1 starts and 10 appearances overall.
He’s also made a start in Coupe de la Ligue, in which he scored (and assisted) his only goal of the campaign so far.
This is despite Toulouse manager, Pascal Dupraz, claimed that he could become one of the best strikers of his generation back in October.
“I am sure that Yaya Sanogo will become the player he was again,” he said.
“His body permitting, he is an excellent player.
“The president, Sadran, did a good job having the balls to bring him here because I am sure that he will become the player he once was again…
“One of the best attackers of his generation.”
Sanogo appears to be staying injury-free but considering he disappeared for weeks at a time while at Arsenal without Arsene Wenger so much as mentioning it, I wouldn’t bank on this.
He has not even featured in Dupraz’s Ligue 1 squad eight times this season.