Sanogo: Grimandi attention convinced me about Arsenal

Arsenal signing Yaya Sanogo admits scout Gilles Grimandi was key to him landing from Auxerre.

Arsenal signing Yaya Sanogo admits scout Gilles Grimandi was key to him landing from Auxerre.

Sanogo, a target for Lille, said he was won over by the first-class treatment he received from manager Arsene Wenger and Gunners scout Grimandi.

The striker added: “Gilles came to watch me at Auxerre and he invited me to a hotel in Paris. Arsene Wenger was there to welcome me in person.

“I was very impressed that he had come all that way specially. He told me I would get my chance at Arsenal.

“He said he’d been following me for years. The journey he’d made convinced me to join Arsenal.”

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