The previous midfielder thinks the Ivory Coast worldwide can be a precious addition to Mikel Arteta’s ranks
Wilfred Zaha “is strictly the sort of participant Arsenal want” in accordance with Emmanuel Petit, who has urged the Gunners to snap up the want-away Crystal Palace winger this summer time.
Zaha is attracting consideration from a variety of golf equipment after one other spectacular particular person marketing campaign at Selhurst Park together with Everton and Tottenham, with Objective reporting that the 28-year-old might be out there for round £40 million ($57m) when the switch window reopens.
Petit needs to see Arsenal swoop in and steal Zaha’s signature from below the nostril of their Premier League rivals, and thinks the Ivorian has the power 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 in recent times,” the previous Gunners midfielder instructed Paddy Energy.
“Arsenal used to play with wingers and guys who may make a distinction on the flank, who would take accountability and present the starvation and need to get the victory – that was the Arsenal that I knew!
“After 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 obtained a powerful character, and typically he wants to regulate of his feelings, however he’s precisely the sort 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 may dribble or make a distinction with the ball at his ft. With Zaha, they’d have someone able to taking accountability and never scared to tackle defenders.”
Zaha in search of Palace exit
Arsenal had been fascinated with signing Zaha in the summertime of 2019 however ended up buying Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record price as an alternative, and the mercurial attacker has since needed to bide his time and wait for one more alternative to affix 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, nevertheless it has been reported that he has knowledgeable membership officers of his need to go away.
The Ivory Coast worldwide mentioned he would welcome the prospect to step up to a better degree throughout an interview with The Face final month, as he said: “I really feel like I can have one other shot on the prime groups, as a result of my dream is to win issues.
“I’m adequate 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 children: ’That is what daddy received’.”