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Gilles Sunu
Personal information
Date of birth 30 March 1991 (1991-03-30) (age 18)
Place of birth Châteauroux, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current club Derby County
(on loan from Arsenal)
Number 32
Youth career
2000–2007 Châteauroux
2007–2009 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Arsenal 0 (0)
2010 Derby County (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2007–2008 France U17 7 (1)
2008–2009 France U18 8 (2)
2009– France U19 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 16 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gilles Sunu (born 30 March 1991) is a French footballer of Togolese descent who plays for Football League Championship side Derby County on loan from Arsenal as a striker.

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Career

Born in Châteauroux, Indre, Sunu began his career at the LB Châteauroux academy, but moved to Arsenal in July 2007 on a four-year contract for a fee between £700,000 and £1 million.[1] He made his first team debut for the club when he started a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 22 September 2009.[2] He made his Champions League debut in Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Olympiakos on 9th December 2009. On February 18th 2010, Sunu signed for Derby County on loan until the end of the 2009/10 season[3] making his debut as a first half substitute in a 1-0 defeat to Swansea City at the Pride Park Stadium. His first goal came in a 4-1 defeat away to Reading on 10 March 2010.[4]

International career

Gilles is a French youth international having earned caps with the under-17s and under-18 team, serving as captain throughout the 2008–09 season for the latter.

Personal life

He is the son of former Togolese international Manu Sunu.[1]

Career statistics

(correct as of 13 March 2010)[5]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Arsenal 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Derby County (loan) 2009–10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
Career total 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0

Honours

Arsenal

References

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