Bruce and Huddlestone flutter eyelids at Sanogo

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In Greek lore, the Siren were enchanting creatures who lured seamen to shore with their ample bosoms, beautiful song and captivating voices in order for them to shipwreck on the rocks.

While Steve Bruce may indeed share some of the chesty qualities of these mythological beings, it’s hard to imagine his singing voice being quite as beautiful.

Nevertheless, he is doing his best to lure Yaya Sanogo to Hull City on loan. Yesterday, Arsene Wenger confirmed The Tigers were one of the clubs interested in the young French striker, and Bruce backed that up by singing (aha!) the praises of the former Auxerre man.

“I don’t know how many starts he’s had,” he said, “but he played against us in the cup final and I was very impressed with him. I saw him play for Arsenal against Dortmund in the Champions League as well.

“For the French under-21s he’s been nothing short of fantastic. I saw a game when they beat England and I thought he was terrific.

“When you take a young boy, especially a striker, it’s a question of whether they can come and do it. I took Nicklas Bendtner when he was 18 and he won me the Championship.”

Bruce was backed by hefty midfielder Tom Huddlestone who said, “I was speaking to a couple of the lads yesterday when we heard the rumour and they were saying he’s a handful.

“He’s an intelligent footballer for one so young. The times I’ve seen him at Arsenal, I think he’s done very well.

“He’s been a bit unlucky at Arsenal in front of goal and at the highest level, which Arsenal is, you probably need to be a bit more clinical but football-wise he’s done well. He’s impressed me.”

It does look as if something’s going to happen sooner rather than later, but Hull face competition from Crystal Palace whose managerlessness might be an issue.

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DarylC

I can’t work out if the Crystal Palace ‘managerless’ comment is a joke or a mistake… Pretty funny either way ha.

Flambo

Palace are managed by Pardrew now.

tagar

Ah. No problem, means the same thing :p

wengeryears series finale pt1

I just can’t be arsed by anything uttered by an ex sp*rs player

OOzil

Sol Campbell likes this 🙂

happy gunner

I liked Bruce until he complained in the fa cup final about the first goal wasn’t a foul. He didn’t talk about the 4 pens we should of had.

Now I like him less.

Now I will go to eat.

Goodbye

Hi-brid

He didn’t talk about them moving their free kick 20 yards forward for their first goal either.

NCGunner

Don’t forget to drink too.

nc.

happy gunner

Alcohol is for peasents. I prefer to dine with orc blood

Zelalem

Cheers then

sambo

“Rar rar rar were going to smash the orcs” (young ones)

The Only Olivier is Giroud

Hope he goes there and score a couple o’ goals against our rivals to help us in our race for top 4.

Karl

Palace are managerless. That is a 100% correct statement…..just like Newcastle were managerless before them….

Arselove

Steve Bruce=Sexy big breasted bastard

Fireman Sam

Disturbing!

rossi88

They make good points. IMO everytime hes played hes done OK. He holds it up well, links up well with midfield and brings them into play. The only thing that is missing is goals. But his record proves he knows where the net it. Im hoping he has a lot of football between now and end of season and comes back with more confidence. I personally believe in his potential. COYG

gar14

Agree with all of that

Daft Aider

If we want Sanogo to learn about eating multiple sandwiches and defending for 89 minutes we’ll send him to Hull, if he wants to learn and play football, somewhere else maybe

mikeypoo

I’d be surprised if Sanogo started ahead of Jelavic and Hernandez. They aren’t amazing, but they are established internationals.

riku

Both got injured playing yesterday

NCGunner

I have a feeling this Sanogo saga is gonna have more twists and turns than Steve Bruce’s nose by the time we hit the finish line.

nc.

Previgo

Send him to hull just to compensate them for missing out on capt jenkinson

Striker

He does have potential in football manager, doesn’t he? Steve Bruce?

Walter Raleigh

Here’s hoping Steve Bruce can turn him into a fighter like Robert the Bruce.

I’m sorry.

I will eat now too.

Samrat

Remember there used to be a time when Sanogo didn’t score for us, feels like a lifetime ago…… Le Coq jokes are much funnier than Sanogoal jokes, he finally rose to the occasion

Striker

Sanogoal jokes still works perfect, he is as ineffective as Nicklas Bendtner.

rob starr

Which team are you a striker for?

riku

Nick b scored more goals for arsenal than kanu in similar no. of games

indiegooner

But not as ineffective or as expensive or as much pain in a** as Ballotelli though