There are two teams who are fighting over the signature of the powerful young winger, Wilfried Zaha, and Arsenal are not one of them, apparently. It had previously been a two horse race between the Gunners and Manchester United, but now Tottenham are the team hoping to seal the deal with Crystal Palace this month, if the report in the Daily Mail is correct.
Our North London rivals are thought to be willing to sign the player but allow him to remain at Selhurst Park for the rest of the season. This is ideal for the championship club, because he has become distracted by the uncertainty over his future and Palace need him for their push to the Premier league.
I do not know why Arsenal have retreated from the battle, some think it is because Theo Walcott is on the verge of signing a new contract to keep him at the Emirates, but they are not mutually exclusive. Zaha often plays on the left wing, while Walcott is playing more often through the middle. It is not as if we are overrun with quality wingers either, unless you count Gervinho, which I don’t.
Nothing has been decided yet, so Arsenal could still be involved in the transfer of Zaha. I hope so, because he is an Arsenal type of player and an Arsenal fan, so would give everything for the club.