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Overreaction Theatre: Sanogo’s celebration fail

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Yaya Sanogo, Arsenal’s goalless striker, surprised everyone with his four-goal haul as Arsenal thrashed Benfica 5-1 in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

The young Frenchman, who looked shorn of all confidence after joining the Gunners from Auxerre last summer, seemed to be a completely different player as he led the line with Joel Campbell. Cue social media explosion.

Of course this was a pre-season friendly, meaning the pressure which negatively impacted Sanogo last season was well and truly off. Also, many of these reactions were tongue-in-cheek. But let’s have a collective irony bypass and enjoy them at face value…

First up, despite scoring four goals, the player himself was brought back down to earth with this hilarious botched celebration:

Hopefully that means he won’t get ahead of himself. And he won't, if these tweets are anything to go by.

One fan even took to Wikipedia to express his excitement, taking Sanogo’s Arsenal haul up to four in eight matches, conveniently forgetting that only league goals count…

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Fortunately some people kept their feet on the ground…

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