Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Benfica

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 16:20

Friendly Match

Red Bull Arena

Last Game

New York Red Bulls 1 - 0 Arsenal

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 22:00

Friendly Match

Sanogo: I need to toughen up

Yaya Sanogo admits he must toughen up if he is to become a success for Arsenal in the Premier League.

Last Updated: 12/09/13 at 10:08 Post Comment

Yaya Sanogo: Admits he needs to toughen up

Yaya Sanogo: Admits he needs to toughen up

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 20-year-old joined Arsenal in the summer on a free transfer from Auxerre and is seen as one for the future at The Emirates.

Sanogo has made two substitute appearances so far for the Gunners and the striker admits he is still trying to adapt to the rigours of English football.

"I think I'll have to toughen up and improve my strength, that's part and parcel of such an intense league as the Premier League, as well as getting used to the step up, which it is from the French league," Sanogo told the club's official website.

"My main aims are to come here and learn, progress in the game and learn my trade with such great players. Now I'm training with them, I'll gradually make progress."

Sanogo believes he has settled well at Arsenal but admits it will take time before the club's fans see the best of him.

"I've got used to my team-mates really well," added Sanogo. "I've had time with and spoken to people like Bacary Sagna who's from Auxerre too and this has really helped me to settle in.

"I've felt really well ever since I got here.

"It gives me confidence [to see Sagna and Abou Diaby], they've taken the same path [from Auxerre], got into the team and they've done really well here so I'd like and hope to emulate what they've done.

"But I will need time, it's a new way of life, a new league and it will take time to adapt. It's something I will manage.

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires confirms his participation in the inaugural Indian Super League

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical.

Transfer news: Swansea boss Garry Monk insists Wilfried Bony is not for sale

Swansea boss Garry Monk is adamant that only an “astronomical” bid could prise Wilfried Bony away from the club.

Mail Box

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property