According to French publication Le10Sport.com, Ligue 1 side Lille want to sign Yaya Sanogo on loan next season.
The 22-year-old signed for the Gunners two summers ago from Auxerre and has since made 20 appearances scoring once against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
In January the striker was sent to Crystal Palace to gain further Premier League experiences only for injuries to reduce him to eight games.
Lille are thought to have Lorient’s Jordan Ayew in their sights but they’ve been given hope by Arsene Wenger that a loan for Sanogo could also be negotiated. It’s claimed that a deal is 50:50 at the moment.
At 6ft 3”, Sanogo represents a physical threat, however, it’s also fair to say that his first touch, link up play and finishing are still very raw.
Given the attacking options available at the Emirates it is hard to envisage him forcing his way up the pecking order anytime soon, so a loan does make sense.