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"Arteta is a fan..." Premier League star tipped for Arsenal move as Chelsea interest revealed

Joe Adams

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"Arteta is a fan..." Premier League star tipped for Arsenal move as Chelsea interest revealed

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha could join Arsenal or Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the season having rejected multiple contract extensions at Selhurst Park.

Zaha has managed six goals and three assists in 20 league matches this season, and won't be short of options should he decide to call time on his stay in south London.

However, the Ivory Coast international may opt to stay in the capital, with Arsenal and Chelsea thought to be potential destinations.


Whilst a move abroad could also be on the cards, with the winger reportedly open the idea of joining Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.


"Arteta is a fan"

Journalist Alex Crooke has outlined Zaha's potential options upon leaving Crystal Palace.


Crooke told talkSPORT: “If he is to go and achieve his ambitions of playing for a top club, it’s now or never really isn’t it?

“When you look at his age, the fact that he’s available as a free agent, he either commits his future to Crystal Palace and then probably sees out his top-flight career there.

“Or he goes off and tests himself, I think there will be suitors, I know Mikel Arteta is a fan, I know that Chelsea have certainly taken a look at him in the past as well.

“And I think there are big clubs in Europe who would be interested in a player of Wilf Zaha’s quality.”


Indeed, Arteta is reportedly keen to add a winger to his ranks this summer, report The Times.

Crooke went on to state that the former Manchester United star would get into any squad in the Premier League.

“I’ve said this many times, and I’m going to say it again – I think he gets into any squad in the Premier League," Crooke added.

“I’m not saying he would walk into the Man City or Arsenal teams, but he’s good enough to be in the squads of those clubs.


“I wouldn’t rule out a move abroad, I can see that happening.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Wilfried Zaha, Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Premier League, Football, Transfers

Joe Adams
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