Bordeaux president Jean Louis Tiraud has claimed that the French U-21 striker wants to return home to France as Arsenal search for a suitable loan deal for the striker.

Sanogo has failed to live up to expectations in the league this season, and is yet to score in any game thus far for the Gunners. His first goal came in a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the group stages of the Champions League at the Emirates stadium thus helping the Gunners clinch second spot in a heavily contested group.

However, Sanogo failed to take inspiration from that goal and has fired blanks since then, which has forced Arsene Wenger to consider sending him on loan. The Frenchman is interested in sending Sanogo to a Premier League club for some much needed English experience but the player is willing to move back to France for a six-month period and work under former France U-21 manager Willy Sagnol.

"Sanogo wants to come on loan to Bordeaux, and he has told his manager Arsène Wenger that," the Bordeaux president said.

"We are working on bringing Sanogo to Bordeaux. We are going all in on this target. We have asked Arsenal to give us an answer on Tuesday or Wednesday latest," he added.

Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers are meanwhile favourites to sign the striker in the Premier League, a move which could help him immensely if he has to forge a career at Arsenal.

Jack Wilshere, who came back stronger from his loan spell at Bolton, is a prime example of how a taste of Premier League football can help you in the long run.

However, with Sanogo pushing for a move back to France, it is for the manager to decide if he is willing to keep the Frenchman in England against his wishes or to allow him some leeway in choosing the club he wants to play for.