By 90Min
November 14, 2017

Ex-Gunner Ray Parlour, has warned Arsene Wenger against moving for Crystal-Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha, as the North-London side look to replace wantaway Alexis Sanchez.

Zaha has been in a serious purple-patch of form, despite the Eagles wavering performances in recent times. 

The Ivorian has elevated his game, with an excellent 2016-17 campaign, resulting in a serious rise in the winger's valuation, at £35m.

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The former Manchester United man has been identified as a direct replacement for superstar forward, Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean being linked to Pep Guardiola's high-flying Manchester City, once his current contract expires in the summer.

Speaking on TalkSport (via, Parlour expressed his discord with the reported move, suggesting Zaha isn't the required level for such a prestigious club, with Arsenal recently being linked to Lyon's star-man Nabil Fekir.

"He’s [Zaha] a player that can run at you, he’s got great pace." Parlour said.

"He’s probably lacking a little bit of goals, he gets in some great positions and maybe his end product is not as good as it should be.

"But I think it will improve and in a better team you might get more out of him. You’re going to be losing 25 goals a season. That’s the big problem Arsenal have, how do you replace that?

"Whether Zaha will be the man, I don’t think he scores as many goals as he should do because he gets in some really good areas.

"But certainly if you can get the best out of him, Zaha, he’s very dangerous on his day. He can change a game for you, like he has done in recent weeks for Palace."

Its relatively safe to say, if Arsenal aren't the side to prise Palace's star man away, another side will attempt to secure the 25-year-old's services. 

The £35m price tag may be enough to deter some of financially smaller clubs in the Premier League though. Roy Hodgson will certainly be hoping as much, as he faces a serious battle against relegation.

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