Report: Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo set for loan move to Ajax

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The Gunners striker is set to work under the watchful eye of club legend Dennis Bergkamp in Amsterdam.

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has been linked with a season-long loan move to Dutch giants Ajax, according to reports in Netherlands publication De Telegraaf.

The 22-year-old has failed to score a Premier League goal in 21 appearances since arriving from Auxerre in 2013, with 10 of those coming in a loan spell with Crystal Palace in the final few months of last season.

His time at Selhurst Park would have been a disappointment for all parties, and Arsene Wenger is set to respond by sending the France Under 21-international to the Eredivisie to work on his game under Arsenal legend and Ajax assistant Dennis Bergkamp, the Telegraaf state.

A shrewd move by Wenger?

There isn't much expectation that the former Auxerre attacker is going to return from a year in Amsterdam as the new Bergkamp.

The two forwards are completely different players in both their style of play and their quality, with the Dutchman viewed as one of Arsenal and the Netherlands' best ever.

But what Sanogo could undoubtedly benefit from is the 46-year-old's wisdom when it comes to movement and awareness in attacking situations, and composure and finishing technique, aspects of Bergkamp's game that were outstanding. 

Few players would fail to improve significantly under the tutelage of someone as outstanding as him, so there is every chance Sanogo gets the goals and coaching under his belt to either make his career at the Emirates or make it clear he has none.

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