The previous midfielder thinks the Ivory Coast worldwide can be a useful addition to Mikel Arteta’s ranks
Wilfred Zaha “is strictly the form of participant Arsenal want” based on Emmanuel Petit, who has urged the Gunners to snap up the want-away Crystal Palace winger this summer time.
Zaha is attracting consideration from plenty of golf equipment after one other spectacular particular person marketing campaign at Selhurst Park together with Everton and Tottenham, with Aim reporting that the 28-year-old may very well be obtainable for round £40 million ($57m) when the switch window reopens.
Petit desires to see Arsenal swoop in and steal Zaha’s signature from beneath the nostril of their Premier League rivals, and thinks the Ivorian has the flexibility so as to add a brand new dimension to Mikel Arteta’s aspect.
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“Wilfried Zaha has been repeatedly linked with Arsenal lately,” the previous Gunners midfielder advised Paddy Energy.
“Arsenal used to play with wingers and guys who might make a distinction on the flank, who would take duty and present the starvation and need to get the victory – that was the Arsenal that I knew!
“Once I performed for Arsenal within the late 90s, we had Marc Overmars, Sylvain Wiltord and Robert Pires – these gamers had been so thrilling to observe. Zaha is an unpredictable participant, you don’t know what he’s going to do with the ball.
“He’s received a robust character, and typically he wants to manage of his feelings, however he’s precisely the form of participant Arsenal want. He’d get the followers excited and stimulate his personal team-mates too.
“For ages, Arsenal haven’t had a participant who might dribble or make a distinction with the ball at his ft. With Zaha, they might have any person able to taking duty and never scared to tackle defenders.”
Zaha looking for Palace exit
Arsenal had been keen on signing Zaha in the summertime of 2019 however ended up buying Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record price as a substitute, and the mercurial attacker has since needed to bide his time and wait for an additional alternative to hitch a much bigger membership.
Zaha, who endured an ill-fated spell at Manchester United between 2013 and 2015, nonetheless has two years left to run on his contract at Palace, but it surely has been reported that he has knowledgeable membership officers of his need to depart.
The Ivory Coast worldwide stated he would welcome the prospect to step as much as the next stage throughout an interview with The Face final month, as he acknowledged: “I really feel like I can have one other shot on the high groups, as a result of my dream is to win issues.
“I’m ok to go on the market and compete with one of the best. If the chance got here, I wouldn’t flip it down, as a result of I really feel like I deserve it. It’s so I can present my youngsters: ’That is what daddy received’.”