Clinton Morrison: Zaha would thrive at Arsenal

15th Nov 2017

Crystal Palace legend Clinton Morrison has admitted that Wilfried Zaha would excel under Arsene Wenger after the winger was linked with a move to the Emirates earlier this week.

Zaha - who is enjoying his second spell at Selhurst Park - was mentioned as a possible Alexis Sanchez replacement for The Gunners in January.

Morrison is convinced he's good enough to make the step up, but wants the Ivory Coast international to stick with Palace for now and help them stay in the Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to AskFans, he said: "It will be disappointing if Palace lose him but if they get relegated, Wilfried Zaha is a Premier League player.

"Over the last year and a half, how his game has come on to a different level is unreal. He could probably add more goals to his game and I think going to work under someone like Arsene Wenger - he'd only become better.

"But I hope he doesn't leave. I hope Palace stay up and they can build the team around him. In the summer he signed a long-term contract and Crystal Palace is his club. He loves it."

As for whether The Eagles will stay up this season, Morrison says a return to form and fitness for Christian Benteke - along with keeping Zaha - is crucial if Roy Hodgson's men are to get out of trouble.

"I predict they finish 16th or 17th. January is crucial for Crystal Palace Football Club. They need Benteke back to link with Zaha and they need to bring in more strikers, more attacking players and hopefully start winning games again."

MORE: Here's what Clinton had to say about Palace loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek - big praise! 

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