Wilfried Zaha

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  1. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

  2. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Please no.
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  3. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    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.
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  4. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Type of signing that we need to be making imo. A talented youngster, with a few gears to go up in him.
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  5. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    He’s actually not. Don’t know why you’re saying this.
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  6. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Would be a great bench and rotational option. Not starting material, though. Would rather have him than say Walcott.
  7. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    He suits Palace and the way they play.

    He's the sort of guy you'd want to have on your team on FIFA 09.

    Not sure how he'd cope at Arsenal.
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  8. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    First choice addition for me. Ticks pretty much every box.

    Good production, skillful, great physique, confident in his own ability, experience of the league, home grown & a ****ing gooner!

    One I believe will step up another level similar to Mane at Liverpool. Most likely will be a great signing for Sp**s though.
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  9. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    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.
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  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    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.
  11. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    I remember when you and I were championing this guy years ago before he signed for Man Utd as seemingly the only ones on here :lol:

    Don't think he's top quality but he certainly possesses some attributes that are severely lacking in your current team. Unreal dribbler, can get by any FB in the world I think.
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  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He failed in big team so midtable it is his level. He your typical pacy skillful player but seriously lack intelligence
  13. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    What does mean? Substantiate your point. Why does he 'seriously lack intelligence'?
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Decision making I meant so many in final third he make the wrong decision. He improved a lot this year but there are better players
  15. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    We need a player who risks dribblings, can go past defenders.

    We haven't a player like this.
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  16. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    And he grew up an Arsenal fan.

    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).
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  17. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    AFC turning into ManUre rejects XI
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  18. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    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.
  19. StefanB

    StefanB Well-Known Member

    Mahrez ****s on pretty much every other winger in the league. I'd love him on the right for us.
  20. Camron

    Camron Established Member

    Somebody go buy this guy.
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