Wilfried Zaha is supposedly being eyed by Arsenal as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
The Crystal Palace midfielder has been a rare positive for their relegation-threatened side, with the winger contributing two of their four league goals so far this campaign.
Zaha has been rated highly in the United Kingdom for some time, and was even signed by Manchester United previously, but he wasn’t given a fair shot, and was sent out on loan after only half a season, before being allowed to re-join Crystal Palace a year after he had left them.
The Ivory Coast international is now earning praise once again, and is supposedly under the watchful eye of Arsenal, but the reports claiming he could be signed to replace Alexis Sanchez seem rather over-the-top.
The Chilean brings flair, brings goals, and instills fear in defenders, while also having the character of a born winner, and while Zaha is talented, he isn’t a scratch on Alexis.
The level of talent that the former Barcelona star holds is in a bracket filled by only few players, and I’m afraid that Zaha coming in his place would only highlight how far Arsenal have fallen.
The likes of Julian Draxler, Marco Asensio, Isco or maybe even Nabil Fekir would be much better options to actually fill the hole left by Sanchez’s departure, while Zaha would pose way too big a risk.
Is Zaha really good enough for a first-team role in a top side? Does he deserve another shot with a big side after United failed to give him a fair shot?