The Ox praises Sanogo’s Champions League performance against Borussia Dortmund.

 

The Gunners scored twice to seal all 3 points and a qualification into the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night at The Emirates, with a win against German side Borussia Dortmund.

French Under-21 Yaya Sanogo scored his first goal for Arsenal as he made what was only his second Champions League appearance for the North London club.

His debut in the elite European competition was back in February in the home game against Bayern Munich.

With Danny Welbeck sustaining a knee injury and Olivier Giroud ineligible to play, Arsene Wenger entrusted Yaya Sanogo with the responsibility of being Arsenal’s centre-forward for the night.

The trust however paid off sooner than he expected as the 21-year old slipped the ball through Roman Weidenfeller’s legs in the second minute of the game after a neat one-two with Santi Cazorla.

Speaking after the game, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared delighted that the youngster got on the score sheet.

“It’s important he got that goal, it’s been a long time coming,” the England international said. “In pre-season he showed us what he could do, and he took [the chance] tonight. It was a good start for him, a goal always helps your confidence and I thought he played really well.”

Although Chamberlain admitted the Champions League and Premier League are still a long way to go, he emphasized that they need to back up the win with some good results in the future.

Spot on, Ox.

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