Arsenal target accused of playing for a move after stunning display

Tony Cascarino has accused Arsenal target, Wilfried Zaha of playing for a move before the transfer window closes after he starred for Crystal Palace against Manchester United yesterday.

The Ivorian scored twice as Palace earned a 3-1 win at Old Trafford and his star performance is because he really wants to leave Palace this summer, reckons Cascarino.

Zaha had an underwhelming 2019/20 season after failing to earn a move away from Palace following interest from Arsenal.

He had his head turned by the interest from the Gunners last summer and he struggled throughout the campaign.

He has remained linked with a move to the Emirates this summer as Mikel Arteta rebuilds his team.

He seems to have gotten his form back as the close of the transfer window draws nearer. Zaha also scored the lone goal as Palace beat Southampton on the opening day of the season as well.

Cascarino said on Talsports Sunday’s Weekend Sports Breakfast: “Wilf is playing like he really has to show the world, before the transfer window ends, just how good of a player he can be, and maybe persuade someone to pay that extra charge on his fee to go and get him.

“I do wonder how Wilf will be after the window ends.

“Roy Hodgson managed him brilliantly last year after his head got turned. Wilf thought he was going to Everton and it didn’t happen, and he didn’t start to get going again. But once he did Roy Hodgson has to take a lot of credit for that.

“Handling players is difficult once they desire to leave.”

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19 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Zaha? “Arsenal target?” In which parallel universe exactly?

  2. Sue says:

    I was so pleased for him… what a brace that was! And to do it at OT, after all the flack he’s received after his stint with them! That surely has earned him a big money move… unfortunately it won’t be to us, although I’d welcome him with open arms!!
    Well done, Wilf 👌

    1. Skills1000 says:

      Hi Sue. We need two more signings. Aouar and Partey. I think We should have pushed for James Rodriguez before Everton got him. Anyways, Aouar signing is a must.
      We are kinda slow when it comes to selling players. The club should sell Socratis, Torrera, Guendouzi, Mavropanus, Kolasinac and Chambers.
      i love Chambers, but we have 9 central Defenders presently. That is too much.
      Central defence

      Luiz
      Gabriel
      Mari
      Socratis
      Mustafi
      Saliba
      Chambers
      Holding
      Mavropanus

      3 out of that should go

      The squad is not balanced.

      1. Royal says:

        I disagree with you my friend Mavropanus will be a great defender and I mean far better than what Rob is today. For me I want Lucas T, Kolasinac, Sokratis, Reiss Nelson whom I feel has really declined. And Chambers, Mavropanus, Smith Rowe out on loan.

      2. Sue says:

        Hey Skills 🙂
        I hope we bring at least 1 more in, which for me has to be TP…
        We need to lower our wage bill, big time, so it’s imperative we move a few on…I’d rather MG went on loan than being sold, but agree with all the others you’ve mentioned.
        Now we play the waiting game….again!!. We really should be used to it by now!! 😫

      3. ozziegunner says:

        Skills1000, “kinda slow” sums up Arsenal in the transfer market.

      4. edwin warburton says:

        arsenal do want to sell them but No one wants to buy them.You have to have buyers3

  3. Eddie says:

    Zaha would be a welcome addition I swear, tricky and wins penalty and free kicks, we could do with that trickery down the left wing.

    The Torreira to Torino deal is off, cancelled by Arsenal, Arsenal couldn’t reach an agreement with Torino based on the offer they made.
    Cheeky bast*rds those Italian teams are.
    They’re always trying to sign players very cheap.
    Crazily now Athletico are among favourites to sign him

    1. Sue says:

      Bloody hell we ain’t selling anyone at this rate 🤪. Any truth in Mustafi to Lazio, Eddie?

      1. Eddie says:

        I haven’t read anything like that from the guy whose post I follow so I really can’t say. I only write updates that he posts, and I’ve not seen anything about the Mustafi to Lazio… But he already mentioned a month ago that Mustafi had lots of offers from Europe so I don’t know

        1. Sue says:

          Ok, cheers Eddie… we shall see.. hopefully it’ll ramp-up in the next few days!

  4. Stan Adams says:

    Zaha is a better player than pepe.

  5. henry says:

    Can we swap people for zaha, please?

  6. s6boy says:

    why cant people look at it that the lad has had his head turned and maybe now he is doing what pea did and stay and
    play for a team that loves him

    1. ozziegunner says:

      s6boy, and maybe Zaha is a professional footballer and is just doing what Crystal Palace pay him to do.

      1. Loose Cannon says:

        Nice one Ozzie, hope Ozil would do the same for the remaining 10 months or so and not brag on social media.

        1. ozziegunner says:

          Mark 8:36

  7. Sue says:

    Arsenal have also been considering a move for Wilfried Zaha, but they are wary that recent performances in the centre forward position have raised his asking price.
    Edu is willing to offer cash plus Reiss Nelson on a season long loan deal in order to secure Zaha’s services. #AFC

    I’d love nothing more, but no way is Roy going to lose Wilf for Reiss!!!

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