Arsenal need a wide man for sure but that is nowhere near our most pressing issue, a top quality central defender and a box to box midfielder are far more crucial right now but for some reason, we are being linked mainly with wingers.
One, in particular, is Wilfried Zaha and according to some reports, he will cost Arsenal up to £100 Million.
Now, Zaha has been brilliant for Crystal Palace but there are some very good reasons why we should not be spending a King’s ransom on him.
Zaha is good but £100 Million good? Give me a break, he is worth nowhere near that, not even in this inflated market. That would put him close to Eden Hazard and probably more than Christian Eriksen. Ridiculous does not cover it.
£100 Million could buy Arsenal at least two big-name players, it would certainly finance a quality central defender and box to box midfielder.
Additionally, to raise that sort of money Arsenal would probably have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and just the idea of that is already splitting the fans.
I mean, sell Auba so you can bring in a player that can provide more service to the frontline that you have just weakened massively. Who does that?
There are countless alternatives to Zaha, as an example Ryan Fraser at Bournemouth, he would come at almost a quarter of the fee and his stats are actually better than the Palace man.
No, it makes no economic sense whatsoever to sign Zaha and it has been this sort of business that has got Arsenal into trouble before.
Arsenal should just walk away and not even table an offer, what is the point? Palace are being ridiculous and they can now deal with a player that they have priced out of his dream move.