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Wilfred Zaha opens up about links with Arsenal

Wilfred Zaha opens up about links with Arsenal

Last summer, Arsenal reportedly made a £40million bid to Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, but when the Eagles played hard-ball with the figure, Nicolas Pepe was instead signed from Lille.

Now, Zaha claims he could still leave the London side because he has the desire to win trophies, while also confessing it was “amazing” to have Arsenal trying to buy him.

"I'm 27, trophies is what it's all about,” said Zaha.

“If the opportunity to win trophies then 100 percent. That's 100 percent what I want in my career and what I'm working towards.”

Zaha, talking on Rio Ferdinand’s Locker Room show on YouTube, added: "It was nice. Supporting them (Arsenal) and having them wanting you at the same time, leaves you thinking: 'this is amazing.'

"But things never worked out so you just have to move on as quick as possible. I was thinking this may happen. But my whole family was watching and it just didn't work out.”

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the clash against Palace in January, Arteta spoke on the possibility of signing Zaha saying, "One of the things to be aware of, 100 percent. We know Wilf and the type of talent he is.

"When he gets isolated in one-on-one situations, we know what he can do. Of course, it will be part of the gameplan.

"I think he's a terrific player and I think the impact he's had in the Premier League in the last few years has been phenomenal. His ability to create chances on his own is unique."

At the moment, Zaha is focused on his side's next fixture against Bournemouth on June 20, as the league returns.

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