Young Ajax prospect Richario Zivkovic insists the Dutch club would have been better off giving him a chance then signing Yaya Sanogo on loan from Arsenal.
Sanogo has made only four substitute appearances for Ajax, playing a combined total of 57 minutes, since joining on loan from the Gunners – where he has scored only once in two years – in the summer.
Arsenal fans are unlikely to be holding their breath that the 22-year-old will return a much-improved player after footage emerged of the forward’s performance in a friendly.
I really like Yaya Sanogo, but its probably a safe bet in saying he’s not going to make it at Arsenal… pic.twitter.com/XDBg6lsloc
— TerryAFC (@TerryAFCx) November 13, 2015
And Zivkovic – who has scored two goals in 12 appearances while on loan at Willem II – is clearly unimpressed by the Frenchman.
“Am I better than Sanogo? Yes!” the 18-year-old told ELF Voetbal. “I was already gone when Sanogo came in.
But then Kolbeinn Soghtorsson left. I wanted to compete with Arek Milik for the first striker position. I did not want to be a second striker with no prospect of being a first striker.”