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Why Rivals Want Arsenal Striker Banned For Rest Of The Season

Yaya Sanogo
Yaya Sanogo

MK Dons have asked the Football Association to ban Arsenal forward, Yaya Sanogo, currently on loan at Charlton, for the rest of the season. The Frenchman elbowed Dons’ Anthony Kay during the team’s 0-0 draw. Dons’ boss, Karl Robinson, says Sanogo’s sixth minute of stoppage time challenge could have broken Kay’s jaw.

“It was disgusting. He should be banned for the rest of the season,” he told reporters. “He’s clearly, off the ball, had a go and then a second one.

“Rob Hall too was clotheslined on the far side of the pitch. Some of the tackles were borderline assault. I was expecting to see the police in the tunnel at full-time.

“I know it’s about the fight and competing for survival in one of the most difficult leagues in Europe, but there has to be an element of control.

“It’s not acceptable. He could have broken his jaw,” he said.

The 23-year-old, who  has failed to score since his hat-trick against Reading on his debut, will now miss three important fixtures as his side – bottom but one in the league – fight for survival.

Jose Riga, Charlton’s boss says the team is devastated at Sanogo’s action and were now nervous as chances of surviving relegation has been dealt a huge blow.

“It’s not what we were looking for and it’s disappointing. [I’ve] not yet [seen the Sanogo incident], but he did something silly – apologised – so I suppose he did something.

“We don’t need this in our situation, certainly not. We are all nervous about the situation. [To not win] against a direct opponent, it’s two times more difficult [to survive].”


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