There are a number of players that Arsenal have been linked with this year and some of them are nothing more than wishful thinking because of their reported transfer valuation but some did feel like they would be within our range, Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace as an example.
However, it looks like we can now put Zaha in the category of wishful thinking if the rumours that Palace are demanding £100 Million for him are true.
That is a stupendous amount and he is not worth it, nowhere near it. Zaha is a very good player make no mistake about that but he is not world class and only a club with zero economic sense would even consider splashing out that sort of cash for him, so maybe Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea or Paris Saint Germain will sign him.
I can think of at least three players we could sign that are as good as the Palace forward for a grand total of £100 Million.
Think about that, three players at an average price of £33 Million or one player for £100 Million and those three players on their own are just as good as what Zaha is, I mean, where does Palace get this valuation from?
I have already stated that Zaha is a good player but a return of ten goals and five assists is not £100 Million quality and too often he does lack an end product.
Another factor that should be considered is that the 26-year-old has reportedly informed the Eagles that he wants to leave for a club in the Champions League and so they are hardly in the best position to sell at a premium price.
Player valuations are simply getting stupid now and that forces the players to use their power and if Palace do price the Ivory Coast international out of the market they will end up with a player that is unhappy, less productive and who will end up forcing his value down.
It is probably unlikely now that we will be signing Zaha even if Palace were to drop their valuation because anything over £40 Million is beyond our reach really and I cannot see them slashing £60 Million off their asking price.
Good, an over rated show pony, I wouldn’t pay any more than £30 million for him.
100m – that is ridiculous!! That is also a shame, as i really like him & think he’d be a great addition to the team… I’ll have to carry on dreaming then!!
OT: I have serious crush on SUE! WE could talk all day about football, not like my wife haha
Therin lies our problem as a club.
We cannot buy him (even if we wanted to), but the club’s mentioned plus barca and real would have no difficulty paying the transfer fee and the salary that would accompany it.
That’s why our club, it’s players and management have always punched above their weight and we should be proud of our achievements, not keep trying to belittle every player and manager we have had or currently have.
I always smile when fans come out and say that The Arsenal only had manure to challenge during the Invincible era…does that hold for city and pool now?
If so, we might just as well give up.
Gazadis always said that in the past
I’d love for him to join us. I’ve admired him for a while but NOT at that ridiculous price
We can get a quality player for less
There are way too many better players.
Kingsley Coeman, Hakim Ziyech, Leon Bailey etc
Add Lozano, Pepe, Fraser, Bale, Isco, Jota, to that list.
Would he want to come to us after the abuse and threats to his family earlier this season from Arsenal supporters? You reap what you sow.!
That’s ridiculous, as much as I would have loved signing him I will prefer signing Fraser than sign Zaha at that amount.
Fraser is even far more productive than him
Not even worth half that. Let United buy another overpriced player to add to their collection.
I think Zaha want’s to join arsenal.
he made some peculiar comments just before the arsenal vs palace game.
and the way he played against us,it felt like an audition.
100M valuation means nothing.we can get zaha for about 35M.
zaha would fit our play perfectly and give us much needed width.
he has only 10 goals but what most don’t take into consideration is that he plays for one of the most defensive teams in the epl.
he feeds on scraps.
35 or max 40m is a fair deal….
but palace will not let go for anything less than 70m
I agree with you about Zaha improving us. He would be awesome with Aubameyang/Lacazette
Definitely give us width
But no way we could get him for £35 million
CP won’t drop the price that much and other clubs will be willing to pay more than us. Maybe we could give a couple of our players to them plus money but it will still cost us over £70 mil at least (including players)
He will replace Ramsey and score more goals….
Its a negotiation stance and if someone is dumb enough to take the bait, CPalace will take their money,, We definitely do need him, there not 3 players in the premier league who are just as good for less money, as some twat suggests,, We know how good he is. In fact the question really is does Arsenal Football Club have the ambition to sign him.
even if palace were to drop price….it would cost at least 80m …..
so do you want the club to pay them whatever they wants?
Haha £100M is a joke! Let’s just move on from him. Xhaka and Mustafi made him look like Messi but in reality 10 goals 5 assists is not that impressive.
lol 10 goals 5 assists from a player playing in a very defensive team under a very defensive coach is good return,I know the money is crazy but am sure we will get him for around £40M if we really want him,if we have zaha in our team this last season we would have been in the top 3,yes our defense was so poor this past season but not as poor as our wings,during our 22 matches unbeaten last season we had welbeck who work so hard on the wings and bellerin who can also play some part there,but immediately they got injured we started losing matches,zaha is a proving premier league player who can play anywhere in the front and can also put in a shift defensively,if we get him I will be a very happy man but surely not at that £100M asking price.
I concur with the article; even if the funds were available, Arsenal would be better served in bringing in a number of players to meet needs in various positions, rather than investing in one over priced player.
I nominate as a “twat”, because I also believe that Fraser has better stats over last season, would improve at Arsenal and represents better value for money.
What a joke.Anyway Newcastle wouldn’t want to lose him that’s why they quote such a rediculous fee.Let’s look at Fraser orJota&if we cant, we still have our kolasinac.Let someone teach him how to score or at least how to shoot towards the opponents goal.
*Sorry I meant Crystal palace