Wilfried Zaha does not intend to renew his contract with Crystal Palace. The Ivorian international decided to leave the club and agreed to Arsenal.
According to information reported by the English press, Wilfried Zaha will not sign a new contract with Crystal Palace. The striker reportedly made the decision to leave Al-Nusour several months ago and not renew his contract. The player would also have accepted an oral offer from Arsenal, which he will join next June.
Wilfried Zaha has a one-year contract with Crystal Palace. Its leaders had until then hoped to persuade him to sign a new contract. If confirmed, the news will further dampen their hopes as clubs are prohibited from contacting players before they return to the final six months of their engagement. Arsenal should not be able to reconcile with the striker.
Arsenal underwent a profound renewal in attack
Recruited for €3.8 million from Manchester United in 2015, Wilfried Zaha scored 87 goals and provided 73 assists in 435 appearances in all competitions. The Abidjan native started his season very strong by scoring 4 goals in 5 Premier League matches. His departure should weaken Patrick Vieira’s offensive sector.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have undertaken a deep renewal of their attacking sector, with the departures of Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Mikel Arteta now relies especially on Gabriel Jesus (3 goals and 3 assists in 6 Premier League matches) and Fabio Vieira. The arrival of Wilfried Zaha will allow to get a different profile and additional solutions.
As a reminder, the Gunners currently occupy 1Dr place in the Premier League table. Arsenal are one point ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham, despite losing to Manchester United last week.