Wilfried Zaha told to think hard before leaving Crystal Palace
Paul Merson has given a warning to Wilfried Zaha, telling the Crystal Palace winger to stick with the Eagles amid reported interest from Arsenal to avoid become a ‘bit-part player’.
The Ivorian international has scored four goals in his eight Premier League games so far this season and, having been consistently linked with a move North of the river through the years, could be subject to more interest this January as Arsenal seek competition for Gabriel Martinelli in their title challenge.
The inside story of Arsenal transfer bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
When Cristiano Ronaldo turned 18, he had the world at his feet. The super-talented teenager had just finished his first season at Sporting Lisbon and was in high-demand.
The tricky winger, who in 2003 boasted wavy black hair with blonde highlights, along with shiny earrings, scored five goals and set up four more in 31 appearances for the Portuguese side. But it was his flamboyant style which really caught the eye of Europe’s big boys and the rest, as they say, is history.
Arsenal star reveals role he has played in helping nurture talent of wonderkid Ethan Nwaneri
Back in August, Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League at just 15 years and 181 days when he came on in the closing minutes as Arsenal beat Brentford 3-0.
His achievement is impressive and shows the good work that is being done within Arsenal’s academy as a number of first team stars have now graduated in recent years. Players such as Bukayo Saka have enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining the first team ranks in recent years and set an example for youngsters like Nwaneri to follow.