Should Wenger pull out all the stops for Zaha?
Arsene Wenger has admitted an interest in the Crystal Palace winger but should he sign him?
With Arsene Wenger admitting that he has a firm interest in Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha; Arsenal fans are no doubt sceptical on their need for another winger.
Wenger stated in a press conference that: "We are looking at him, but at the moment we have not made any bid for him", insinuating that the club are strongly considering making a move for the 20-year-old, who recently made his debut for the national team making a cameo appearance as a substitute, in England's 4-2 friendly loss against Sweden.
Yet the question on the lips of many Arsenal supporters will be: 'Do we really need more wingers, let alone more unproven players?'
The question is a valid one with Arsenal recently signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and negotiating a new contract with Theo Walcott. There is already a surplus of young English wingers at the club.
With Wenger laboriously insisting on buying unproven players without Premier League experience; surely it would be in his best interest to sign a player already able to play football with a top-tier side.
Looking at the signings of Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young, who all lacked experience at a 'big team'; is it really a good move to spend piles of money on yet another unproved talent?
The case for buying Zaha seems more unreasonable when you consider the talent coming through Arsenal's academy, with youth players such as Serge Gnabry and Ryo Miyaichi, who are already garnering reputations as future world-class players. The dribbling and movement of these players already seem to exceed that of Zaha, so again why buy what you already have at the club?
I see it as more important to offload the fringe squad players with exuberant contracts like Denilson, Sebastian Squillaci, and Johan Djourou, and spending the money on a signing that can contribute to a top four finish now.
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