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EPL: Mikel Arteta Gives Verdict On £130,000-a-week Star Player Linked To Arsenal

Amuda Segun

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Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised the quality of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as his players prepare to face the Ivorian international during their Premier League meeting on Saturday lunchtime.

Arteta talked about Zaha and his quality during his pre-match press conference on Thursday ahead of the Matchday 22 league outing between the two London clubs.

Wilfried Zaha has always been a threat to Arsenal during the past London Derbies with the Eagles in the Premier League and Arteta reckon that the Gunners will have to pay him close attention to stop him from wrecking havoc.

The Ivorian international came close to joining Arsenal last summer but the Gunners were unable to produce the necessary funds needed to sign from Crystal Palace who demanded around £80m to sanction his sale.

Wilfried Zaha is the highest paid player at Crystal Palace and he earns around £130,000 on a weekly basis at Selhurst Park.

He was also linked with Everton last summer while West London giants Chelsea have been strongly linked with him.

Zaha already made his mark against Arsenal this season after he led the fightback when the two teams met in October.

He was fouled by Calum Chambers for the penalty converted by Luka Milivojevic as the Eagles came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Arsenal.

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