Yaya Sanogo confirmed earlier today that Arsenal would be his first choice if he is to leave France, and according to Auxerre his decision is far more unconditional.
It is claimed that the striker has in fact decided to leave France and join Arsenal, informing his club of his decision earlier today.
Guy Cotret, Auxerre president told French newspaper l'Yonne Republicaine: "He gave us his answer. He chose to join Arsenal so has left to have his medical there."
When the actual medical will take place is unclear, but it could be by the end of this week or next Monday, with a deal to be announced in due course.
While medicals are usually straightforward, Sanogo's is likely to be intensive due to the fact he has a recent medical history; with a broken tibia ruling him out of action for a year between 2010 and 2011, and missing five months of the season earlier this year with a torn abductor muscle.
Sanogo has been playing in France's Ligue 2 with Auxerre and has scored nine goals in 12 games for his club this season.
20-years-old, he has been highly rated ever since bagging 18 goals in 18 games for France's under-16 side. Arsene Wenger confirmed last Friday that he was tracking the striker.
You can check him out in action below:
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