We'd be doing very good business if we were able to swap Welbeck for Zaha as cover on the flanks.
Atleast when bringing Zaha on late in games there'd be a chance his ability on the ball could lead to a goal. Welbeck isnt starting quality and he is one of the worst to bring off the bench when needing a goal.
For 50m you're having a laugh, but I wouldnt be against it. We have nobody in the forward line or at fullback that can really dribble.
Criticism of Zaha is baseless. We have no first players that excel in one-on-one situations. His attributes have been missing from our first team for a very long time. He would not be my first choice but he is worthy of being on the list.
Think Mané is a very apt comparison, in that, I think he can make the step up to a better team than Palace and not that their playing styles are similar.
That strikes me as a somewhat prejudiced stance shared by quite a few people, often based on things like his hair or his facial expressions, or dare I say his race. People called Raheem Sterling brainless too.
He has a lot of the attributes that we're lacking. I'd prefer Mahrez personally, but I'd be open minded about Zaha.
Give them Walcott and Welbeck with 50 million pounds.
Edit: This was a tongue in cheek joke, by the way.
In saying that, though, I still wouldn't mind Zaha as a replacement for Walcott or Welbeck. Still feel he offers more (even though he didn't impress me that much yesterday, which says even more about Walcott and Welbeck).
Zaha really isn't that great. I've looked at some of his recent performances and he really doesn't look much better than he used to. His dribbling is honestly overrated; he often loses the ball and even when he does manage to hold on to it, he isn't very productive with it afterward. His technique isn't great, and I don't think he would suit us let alone manage to play consistently well at our level. At best I feel he could work in a heavily structured role, which just won't happen under Wenger.
Mahrez would be much better, he's a proper good dribbler and furthermore has good end product and technique. We should be all over him imo.