Ajax manager Frank de Boer has confirmed Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo's imminent arrival on a season-long loan deal from the Emirates Stadium.
The young French striker, who joined the Gunners in 2013 from Ligue 2 club Auxerre, has struggled to break into the starting XI since his arrival. Sanogo has struggled with injuries and when fit, the presence of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski, who has now joined Galatasaray, made sure that he spent most of his time on the bench.
The 22-year-old is highly rated by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who believes he has the talent to become a top-class forward for the club. However, he is yet to score a goal for the north London side in the Premier League.
Sanogo spent the second half of the 2014-15 campaign on loan with Crystal Palace but failed to impress in 10 appearances in the league for the Eagles.
De Boer is confident the striker can realise his potential at the Amsterdam Arena and make the next step in his career at the Eredivisie club. The striker is reportedly set to undergo his medical on Thursday (16 July) after arriving in Amsterdam.
"He has obviously had a lot of competition at Arsenal and was very young when he came to Arsenal," the Ajax manager told AT5, as quoted by voetbalzone.nl.
"I think we can give him the opportunity to once again show that he has talent. [Arsene] Wenger is also still fully [aware] that he is a top-class player. He [is] now going to make the next step."