Wilfried Zaha is an Arsenal fan, and will soon be an Arsenal player, apparently. There are rumours that an agreement has been made between Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Zaha about his transfer to the Gunners in January, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Palace rejected a bid of around £8 million from Manchester United, according to the Mail. With Alex Ferguson stepping up his pursuit of Christiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, United are unlikely to pursue the matter further, leaving just Tottenham challenging Arsenal for the 20-year old. Given that he supports Arsenal and that he wants to play in the Champions league, there is no way he is going to choose Spurs over us.
The player spoke of his desire and readiness to step up to the Premier league as soon as possible, so Palace may have lost the battle to keep him for the rest of the season, unless they have persuaded Arsenal to let him stay at the Championship side until the summer.
“To be honest, if I had the chance in January and Palace agreed, it;s something I’d want to go for.”
Zaha played against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and he was strangely quiet, coming off mid way through the second half. Perhaps his mind was focused on other things. With Walcott close to agreeing a new deal, and Wilshere, Jenkinson and the rest of the young Gunners committing their futures to the club, Zaha will be part of a bright and successful future for Arsenal. Hopefully the announcement will be made soon.