best recent development: sanogo looks really promising and is already pretty good.
Yeah, he's actually the best young striker we've had since, hell, Adebayor? We've had a dearth of top quality strike talent coming through the ranks, as we always seemed to be waiting for RvP or Eduardo to get healthy, waiting for Adebayor to be less of a count, and waiting for the marginally talented Bendnter to put it together.
Hindsight being what it is, we should have bought a young striker to groom when Adebayor left.
That said, I'm excited about Sanogo. I'm unsure about his technical prowess, as he seems adequate from what little I've seen, but I don't know if he's the younger, blacker version of Giroud yet, or if he's a striker who can create his own shot. Hell if he's a striker who can run beyond the CB's occasionally, or make space for himself with a clever run inside the box, or if he's a striker who doesn't scuff the numerous chances he gets a game, then he'll be an upgrade on Giroud, who is good at build up play with his back toward goal, but rarely turns, which is extremely odd for a target player. Supposedly one of the top target players in the world.