Long term target Wilfried Zaha will not be moving to Arsenal in January.
Wilfried Zaha was one of Arsenal’s major transfer targets in the last transfer window. The Ivorian who had just signed a new deal a couple of months back wanted the move and handed in a transfer request. But his wish was not granted.
Arsenal tabled a bid of £40 million which was well short of the £100 million that the Eagles wanted for his services. Everton also tried with a £70 million bid for his signature and it was also rejected.
Zaha hasn’t had the best of seasons but remains Palace’s best player and clubs are still interested in signing him.
However, Arsenal will not be one of those vying for his signature. Arsenal signed Nicolas Pepe after failing in their bid to land Zaha and are no longer looking for a winger.
Zaha is currently contracted to Palace until 2023 and would not come cheap should he decide to leave Selhurst Park.
Reports at the moment indicate that Arsenal are happy with their squad. The only time they would make new signings would be if several players get injured.
For Zaha to also become a target again, Arsenal would have to be in a situation that they have lost either of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
So, in conclusion, unless there is a dramatic change in circumstances, Zaha will not be joining Arsenal in January.
That is a shame really, can you imagine Zaha and Pepe in the same Arsenal team?