Ajax youngster unimpressed by Arsenal loanee Sanogo

Date published: Thursday 3rd December 2015 2:24

Yaya Sanogo: Striker played only 57 minutes of football for Ajax

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.

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.”

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