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Arsenal fans discuss Wilfried Zaha’s performance against them in 1-1 draw

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Wilfried Zaha’s performance against them for Crystal Palace in Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the two sides.

The Ivory Coast international was the subject of a £40m bid from the Gunners back in the summer, before they eventually opted to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille in a deal worth £72m.

Zaha even handed in a transfer request in a bid to force an exit from the south London club, and The Daily Express have since reported that Arsenal plan to go back in for the former Manchester United man this month along with Chelsea.

On Saturday, the Ivorian and the north London side went head-to-head in a Premier League clash at Selhurst Park, where the Palace No.11 delivered an uninspiring performance against his potential future employers.

The 27-year-old failed to have a single shot and recorded just one key pass against Mikel Arteta’s side, while also being dispossessed twice, having seven unsuccessful touches and one offside to his name – to say he was ineffective would be an understatement.

Who would you rather have?

Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Let’s see how the Arsenal fans on Twitter reacted to their transfer target’s performance…

To kick off the reaction, Dylan stated that Arsenal “fully dodged a bullet” with Zaha, before saying that Pepe is clear of him and also “has a much higher ceiling”.

Another supporter said that they “never wanted Zaha, never will” – they then went on to call the winger a “criminally overrated footballer” as well as a “dirty cheat”.

These two fans also expressed satisfaction that the Gunners failed to land Zaha back in the summer.

Nathan said that he doesn’t want the forward anywhere near the club, while another said that they were “very happy we didn’t get him”.

Elsewhere, Gary tweeted in contrast to the above supporters in saying that he would “love to have” Zaha, who he then detailed as an “excellent player” who would “fit in well with the way we play”.

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Lastly, Reece simply stated that Ainsley Maitland-Niles “absolutely pocketed” Zaha – judging by the aforementioned stats from the game, it’s hard to argue with this statement.

In other news, these Arsenal fans have taken aim at “a big problem” following his performance against Palace…

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