Yaya Sanogo
Sanogo arrives at Selhurst Park until the end of the season.Getty

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, the clubs have confirmed.

France Under-21 international Sanogo becomes Alan Pardew's first signing since returning to Selhurst Park following his arrival from Newcastle United.

"When the Arsenal manager spoke with me about Crystal Palace I was very happy because I want to play more games," Sanogo told Palace's official website.

"I think Palace are a good team, I watched the game against Tottenham and it was a great performance from the guys. I hope I can help the club have a successful second half of the season."

Pardew added: "We have given him an opportunity, he needs to play more games and I think he's ready for that and he proved that at Arsenal. It's tough to get in their team but he's closer to the starting action with us."

Ligue 1 club Bordeaux were keen to offer the 21-year-old a temporary move back to his homeland with manager Willy Sagnol last week revealing the Stade Chaban-Delmas was the player's preferred choice.

But manager Arsene Wenger remained adamant the striker would remain in the Premier League.

Sanogo becomes the second forward to leave the Emirates in January after German international Lukas Podolski left the club to join Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season.

Benik Afobe is also expected to leave the Gunners on a permanent deal in the coming days after Wolves boss Kenny Jackett confirmed the club have had a bid accepted for the 21-year-old.