Why Arsenal getting Zaha could be risky by KJ
It’s been a frankly terrible start to the window considering how obvious some of the gaps in our squad are. We are lacking a decent striker, a defensive midfielder, a wide midfielder/winger and possibly a second choice keeper. It’s already half way through the transfer window and there’s been no positive activity on our part.
At one point, it looked like Zaha was going to Manchester United but now after yesterday’s loss, it looks like Arsenal are back in the running for Wilfried Zaha.
I like the kid; he’s 20 but already has a wealth of experience at Championship level and has been crucial for Crystal Palace this season. He’s got pace and is extremely tricky to defend against – he’s essentially a more refined, more intelligent Gervinho. I do understand why we are after a winger, as Walcott and Chamberlain tend to drift inside because they have the instincts of a striker/midfielder. We need more width in games and that’s been a major downfall to our football this season.
However, it’s a bit worrying that he’s one of our main targets. We really should be after a class striker rather than a talented youngster. This makes me inclined to believe that Wenger is going to risk the rest of the season with an inexperienced Giroud and an unfamiliar Walcott in the lone striker position. This is a scary prospect as neither of them are going to score goals on a consistent basis and are just getting settled into their new positions. I don’t know whether they can score enough between them to secure a top 4 finish.
I really hope we could get more than one player but it always seems unlikely at Arsenal. I don’t really want to risk this season with youngsters and the hope of an injury free season for certain players. Tottenham are stronger this season than the last and are already on a good run; there’s no doubt that they’ll make Arsene work his hardest and perform his best to get us into the top 4.