Pundit insists red-hot Arsenal target will struggle to play regularly at the Emirates

Noel Whelan believes even Wilfried Zaha will struggle to break into the current Arsenal team.

The winger has been the subject of transfer interest from the Gunners for several seasons now.

They chose to buy Nicolas Pepe over a move for him in 2019 and he stayed at Crystal Palace.

The Gunners have offloaded Pepe, and they want to replace the winger.

Their main target is Pedro Neto of Wolves, but it would be difficult to add the Portuguese star to their squad.

A move for Zaha could be on the cards now, but the former Leeds United man, Whelan, believes he will struggle to play.

He tells Football Insider:

“It’s very difficult to see where he’s going to fit into a team who are flying high at the top of the league, but bringing in players with quality will only add to their ammunition.

“When you look at their team – it is a formidable front four.”

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We need to have quality in depth at our disposal because this season is long.

Zaha has started the campaign very well with 3 goals from the same number of league games.

He would bring a lot of experience to our attack and goals.

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15 Comments

  1. Not going to happen! Zaha surely knows he would scarcely play at our club while he is the head man at Palace.

    But mostly it is NOT going to happen because we are not stupid enough to pay big money and huge wages for a hothead who is now in his thirtieth year. That would be madness and both we and he know it.

      1. Mark, Care to bother explain that extremely brief and unenlightening remark? I explained in detail the REASONS BEHIND my post.

        You did nothing, except post a measly 6 words. If that is all you can be bothered to say,then why come on a fan site at all?

    1. “Hothead”really Jon?the guy is probably the most fouled player in the PL and the majority of the fouls are cynical ones,despite all that he’s managed to keep his cool(mostly)when the majority of players would lose it.

      1. Siamois you are French but I live only two miles from Palace’s ground and two days ago even saw Zaka drive past in his personally numberplated hugely expensive sports car. LIVING LOCALLY, I get to hear lots of stories about how arrogant and dismissive this player is, away from the pitch .

        There are reasons behind my above post. CARE TO TELL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY REASON BEHIND YOURS?

        THOSE WHO ARE IN THE GAME KNOW FAR MORE THAN WE WHO ARE OUTSIDE IT, CAN EVEN IMAGINE, ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF PLAYERS.

        AND CHARACTER , IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT NOTICED, IS CONSIDERED OF PRIME IMPORTANCE TO ARTETA( eg lack of it in GUENDOUZI, OZIL, AUBA ETC)

        1. Jon, I was talking about his behaviour on the pitch which tells us that you are wrong.as for his off the pitch behaviour I honestly couldn’t tell you and yes I know how important players characters off the pitch are to MA,you just have to look at the players he brought in.lastly, surely you do not believe every story you’ve heard about Zaha,do you??

        2. One more thing Jon, you’re right I am French,but where do you think I have been living for the last 25 years?a hint,it starts with L*****!!

  2. I don’t support buying Zaha with that big money and his age, but if any Arsenal fans think that we have a front as good as Zaha, I will only say keep deceiving yourself.
    Saka is our best winger but he is no where near Zaha yet, might pass him one day but not yet.
    Put Saka in Crystal palace and I assure you he won’t outshine Zaha.

    Every team are scared of Zaha. He’s a consistent player who does it against the big clubs too.

    Let our boys get to the level of Zaha before hyping them.

    Zaha has been doing it in a small team and even smaller team before Viera came and yet hes consistent for the past 6years.
    He’s fast, strong, scary, Top 3 dribbler in EPL and improving in scoring goals too.
    None of our winger is at that level yet.

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