Yaya Sanogo admitted this week that he almost gave up on football a year ago after his terrible luck with injuries.
It's just as well he didn't because his 2013 has been something out of a dream for the 20-year-old forward.
After the turn of the year the Frenchman has been in outstanding form, continuing that over the past few days at the under-20 World Cup in Turkey.
The striker's exploits for Auxerre were enough to tempt Arsenal into securing his services, with a deal set to be finalised when his contract expires at the end of June.
After a solitary goal at the end of 2012, since the start of 2013 the forward hit nine goals for the Ligue Two side, including a strike on his final game for them against Nimes.
He went straight into preparation for the France under-20 World Cup squad, scoring in one of two friendly games he played in ahead of the tournament.
Since it began on Friday, he has continued his hot streak, scoring in the opening 3-0 win against Ghana with a coolly struck finish past the goalkeeper.
In their match against the USA this afternoon he maintained his impressive form by netting a penalty, capped off with a dancing celebration.
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While it is difficult to assess goals struck in Ligue Two, friendlies, and an under-20 World Cup, the signs are there that Arsenal are inheriting a man in form.
If he can transfer that into the Gunners' pre-season then he may just put himself in line for more first team opportunities than is anticipated and become Wenger's next masterstroke.
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