Zaha slams Arsenal for signing Nicholas Pepe ahead of him

Wilfried Zaha spoke to Unai Emery about joining Arsenal in 2019 but admits 'they chose Pepe over me'

Wilfried Zaha spoke to Unai Emery about joining Arsenal in 2019 but admits 'they chose Pepe over me'

The Palace winger only netted four times in the 2019-2020 campaign but looks to be back to his best with eight goals in 15 games this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson during his time as Manchester United manager. He made only 2 appearances for the club. Having spent the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan at Cardiff City, he returned to Crystal Palace in the summer that year, initially on loan, before making the transfer permanent in February 2015.

Arsenal's decision to chose Pepe over Zaha is yet to really be vindicated.

And according to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport, Inter are one of the clubs who have been offered a chance to try and sign the winger. After Unai Emery took over as Arsenal manager in 2018, Saha was once again linked to Arsenal. In fact, he was close to signing for the club.

However, the report claims that neither is likely to be able to match the hefty release clause that Crystal Palace has placed, especially after Zaha committed to a new long-term contract following his failed move to Arsenal. The Palace winger has finally opened up on his failed move to Arsenal in the 2019 season.

With Bukayo Saka moving over to the right-flank, the Ivory Coast global is arguably now third-choice behind Willian.

He couldn't unleash the full potential and lacked consistency in the games he played.

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'I definitely feel like I should have got more opportunities, ' Zaha told The Greatest Game with Jamie Carragher podcast.

"I had a conversation with the manager (Unai Emery), actually".

"He was like, "Yeah we'd love to have you" and I was just like, "Yeah I'd love to come". He said he'd seen me play, he knows I can change games at any time and stuff like that".

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"The conversation was rather straight forward because I've played against him when he's managed Arsenal and he's seen what I can do". He sees my work rate and what I can add to the team.

Zaha continued: "To be honest, when I usually speak about Man United I wouldn't say I regret anything but that is one thing I do regret because I didn't push my personality".

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