Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT that he feels Wilfried Zaha is better suited to Tottenham Hotspur than he is Arsenal, after the Gunners signed Nicolas Pepe.
Zaha, 26, has been linked to the Premier League’s biggest sides, most notably the two north London rivals. The Daily Mail claim £80m-rated Zaha wanted a move to Arsenal, while The Mirror reckon Tottenham are keen.
The Ivory Coast international’s form has transformed in the last two seasons, scoring 19 goals and laying on 15 assists in the Premier League. He has the ability to change games by himself, and create something from nothing.
It has caught the eye of many powerhouses around Europe, but Spurs and Arsenal have been linked more than anyone to Zaha. Jordan believes he is more suited to Spurs’ style of play, than the Gunners.
“I think he would like to have played for Arsenal, I think playing for Tottenham is a slightly better fit, but they are not in the market for him,” Jordan said.
“I still have doubts about whether he will [leave Palace for a bigger side], but I’m not sure it will be in this window.”
TBR’s view – Pepe means Zaha is better suited to Tottenham
The signing of Pepe is big for Arsenal. A player that had a hand in more than 30 goals last season from the wing in an improving Ligue 1 is good going, and worth every penny of the £72million Arsenal are paying.
With Pepe joining plenty of competition out wide at Arsenal, Zaha may find that he is no longer the first name on the team sheet. At Spurs, he would be the player picked for the big games.
An attack of Son Heung-min and Zaha either side of Christian Eriksen, and Harry Kane up front – with Dele Alli dropping in to central midfield alongside Tanguy Ndombele is something Spurs fans can only dream of.