North London outfit, Arsenal have been confirmed to dump their long-term interest in Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha in this summer transfer window and beyond.

The Gunners have been following Wilfried Zaha for a deal for the past years and have been failing in their approach. He was previously available for £30 million which the club could not pay.

However, the latest report by the Sun claims that the North London club have already dropped their interests in the Crystal Palace player and will no longer make a bid for him again.

This development has been attributed to the coming and rise of Nigerian youngster Bukayo Saka at the Emirates Stadium and he is already being preferred for the forward role.

Meanwhile, the fee for Wilfried Zaha has now been lowered but that will not tempt Arsenal to move in for him because of the rise of the youth player to the first-team.

Bukayo Saka was handed a major first-team role in the just-concluded season and was able to pay the faith of the Spanish manager in him by delivering some impressive performance.

He has now earned the trust of the club and the manager for more roles in the coming season. He is now a major part of the plans for Arsenal next season.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.