According to the Lyon website Lyonne.fr Yaya Sanogo has undergone his medical with Arsenal ahead of his transfer to the club this summer.
President of Auxerre, Guy Cotret said
He gave us his answer. He chose to join Arsenal and so he left to have his medical there.
Yesterday Sanogo himself was quoted as saying
“Arsenal could be a great club for me, I scored nine goals this season with Auxerre and they think I can improve my level in England.
“I am pleased to be following in the footsteps of Abou Diaby who came through from Auxerre.
“There are many teams interested in me, but Arsenal is my choice.”
Sanogo decided to join Arsenal despite offers from other clubs and a two year extension on the table from Auxerre. There have been some whispers that the player was not happy at how he was treated when he was out injured although these are unsubstantiated rumours.
There has been no confirmation from Arsenal beyond Arsene Wengr’s comments last week that negotiations for the player were at an advanced stage.