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Yaya Sanogo delivers fitness update for Arsenal fans via Twitter

It may not be too long until Arsenal fans see Yaya Sanogo back in action.

Yaya Sanogo will have been a frustrated figure a week ago watching Nicklas Bendtner lead the line for Arsenal in the League Cup against West Brom. 

It was an all too rare opportunity to step into Olivier Giroud's shoes which should have been his, were it not for a back injury sustained on under-21 international duty with France.

Arsene Wenger provided team news on Thursday afternoon, where he confirmed Sagna is suffering a hamstring problem and could be out for a fortnight and planned for Santi Cazorla to be back after the international break.

Wenger also had this to say about the striker he signed from Auxerre this summer, Yaya  Sanogo: "He is on a good way after his back problem. He will be the same, after the international break."

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Hours later the under-20 World Cup winner took to Twitter himself to tell fans he was feeling positive and would be 'back soon.'

The youngster also linked to this photo on his Instagram account, of him taking part in a training session earlier this week, proving he is further along physically than Wenger's words may suggest at least, even if the boss was simply confirming he would unlikely be involved against West Brom in the Premier League this weekend.

Sanogo has played in just 39 minutes of competitive football for Arsenal since arriving at the club.

Barring a few potential subsitute appearances, the date Sanogo will really have his eye on is October 29 - the Capital One Cup clash at home to Chelsea.

His job is to get fully fit and impress enough in training and in cameos to show he is the one who deserves the start, rather than Nicklas Bendtner.

You suspect however the Dane may have other ideas.

Who would you rather see in the fixture? Sanogo or Bendtner?

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