Sanogo delighted with Arsenal breakthrough

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is delighted with his first team breakthrough this week.

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is delighted with his first team breakthrough this week.

The French striker made his full debut for the Club in last Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round victory against Liverpool, before starting against Bayern Munich three days later.

“I didn’t know I was going to start against Liverpool until the boss announced the team before the game,” he told the official Arsenal matchday programme. “It was my first start in a competitive game since I joined and I was delighted.

“I felt really good physically and gave everything I had. Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger are very tough to play against, really big and strong, so it was a good test for me.

“But I am a big boy too, and it was just a case of not letting them intimidate me. I didn’t let them bully me - I had to be there in the physical battle. The last 30 minutes were difficult physically but overall I was happy, especially as we won.”

 
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