‘We’ll See In The Future’ – Wilfried Zaha Coy On Arsenal Move After Gunners Table Bid

By The Editor
on 2nd July 2019

Wilfried Zaha refused to comment on a potential move to Arsenal…


Wilfried Zaha refused to comment on the reports linking him with a move to Arsenal after we tabled a £40million offer for the Crystal Palace forward, BBC Radio 5 Live reports.

Zaha, who’s currently in Egypt competing in the African Cup of Nations, was asked about our offer following Ivory Coast’s 3-1 win against Namibia – in which the 26-year-old scored.

The former Manchester United man gave a cliche response to the question, indicating that we’d have to see how this pans out in the future.

While there hasn’t been a public response to the offer we made from Crystal Palace, they’ll likely laugh off the approach given that they value Zaha around the £80m mark.

“I don’t know, we’ll see in the future,” Zaha was quoted as saying when asked about Arsenal’s offer.

“I have no comment on it. I don’t know, I don’t know, my mind is here right now so nothing else.”

It is unlikely that we’re able to get anywhere near Palace’s asking price, especially when every journalist known to man has been told that we’re seriously short of cash.

It makes this rather public courting of Zaha baffling and equally worrying. This seems like a move we associated with the previous regime, but this doesn’t bode well with Raul Sanllehi now leading negotiations.

Teams in the Premier League are no longer afraid of the big boys and as we saw with the Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City case 18 months ago, he was forced to stay for another six months despite doing everything he could to force a move.

We need to move on and find more realistic targets.