90Min revealed yesterday that Arsenal are planning to revive their previous interest in Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha this summer.
The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the Ivorian back in the summer of 2019. Unai Emery was desperate to sign him, but a deal for Zaha proved to be too expensive for us, and we signed Nicolas Pepe instead.
Zaha is still at Crystal Palace. He still wants his move to a bigger club, but it looked like his dreams were fading away. However, if the latest report is to be believed, Arsenal could make his dream come true this summer.
Mikel Arteta’s men are expected to be very active in the upcoming transfer window. The Gunners need strengthening in multiple areas of the pitch, but do we really need another wide player?
Arsenal have Gabriel Martinelli, Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Willian at the moment. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe have also played out wide, which eliminates the need for a new winger.
Zaha has played up front for Palace in the past. With Alexandre Lacazette expected to leave the club this summer, Arteta might be considering the Ivorian as a replacement, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense, does it?
The only reason why we will be letting Lacazette leave is his age. The Frenchman is 29 and giving him a new long-term deal would make no sense whatsoever, especially after what has happened with Auba and Willian this season.
Zaha, who has scored nine times this term, will turn 29 midway through next season. He may not demand the wages that Lacazette is currently earning, but it still makes very little sense to fork out millions on transfer fee for a player of his age.
Arsenal fans don’t really understand why Arteta and Edu are planning another more for Zaha.
Here’s how a few of them reacted on Twitter
No no no I don’t care weather he wants to come here or not his 29 and it was him or Pepe the boat sailed we need to look elsewhere maybe someone like bundeia https://t.co/NjC2TH9K26
— tony (@t_scanes02) April 8, 2021
That ship has sailed.
We have to be cleverer than that in the transfer market. https://t.co/ZPXcCs5m93
— Martin Wengrow (@MartinWengrow) April 8, 2021
No!!! Spends 80 minutes of the game moaning! https://t.co/diogQlM7eu
— Archerc83 (@Archerc83) April 7, 2021
No, we already have Pepe and Zaha hasn’t really shown he’s a better option https://t.co/iVgTOy5gBo
— Mark Rzepka (@MarkRzepka) April 7, 2021
This ship should have sailed by now https://t.co/K97KKqgxmt
— AFC FAN ON DND MODE (@mikun_somefun) April 7, 2021
28yo never hit past 10 goals and a very low assist rate and doesn’t offer something vastly different to our current attackers. Pass https://t.co/VDcW3vqmIZ
— yalla.yolo (@sadsadsadgooner) April 7, 2021