As reported by Football.London, Unai Emery’s Arsenal can still be found at odds-on to sign winger Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer transfer window.
The Gunners are the favourites to land the signature of the 26-year-old former Manchester United star and are the lowest in the market with Sky Bet at 5/6, still very much leading the race.
The man Arsenal are being heavily tipped to sign despite their UEFA Europa League final defeat to Chelsea has gone from strength-to-strength since leaving Old Trafford to return to his boyhood club in 2015.
In 2018/2019, the ex-England and current Ivory Coast international has properly caught the eye of some of the biggest sides in the world for the first real time since his switch to the Red Devils back in January 2013, dazzling with ten goals and ten assists in the Premier League.
As crazy as it may sound, the risky transfer for Palace in letting Zaha leave for London rivals Arsenal should be allowed to take place as it would be excellent news for a 20-year-old starlet with bags of potential.
Yes, the departure of the Ivorian whilst bringing plenty of dough in would have a major impact on the strength of Roy Hodgson’s side, but if Jason Lokilo lives up to his potential they’ll be laughing – it’s a risk worth taking.
The right winger who has a remarkably similar game to Zaha himself has been patiently waiting for his Premier League opportunity following progression through the ranks in south London in the wake of a switch from Anderlecht in 2014.
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Lokilo is one of the brightest talents to have come out of Belgium in recent years and we all know how well players from that nation, especially wingers, have fared in the English top flight in recent years.
Zaha’s exit would be the best thing to have happened to the pacey wide man in his short career so far, freeing up that right-wing position for him to make his own next season and in the long-term, one of the greatest bits of business the Eagles have ever done.