Boss responds to speculation with £80 million winger linked with move to Arsenal

Roy Hodgson says he is unconcerned by renewed speculation over the future of Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha was in the headlines over the summer transfer window for all the right reasons, as some of the biggest clubs in the game showed an interest in the wingers signature after another impressive campaign for Palace.

However, despite admitting on numerous occasions that he is interested in a big move, Palace stuck a massive price tag on the head of the winger and nobody wanted to pay the massive £80 million price tag that was placed on the winger.

Zaha has been forgiven for feeling disappointed at missing out on another step up ladder – especially was he is now ready to test himself at the very top of the game once again, and there was a feeling that one of the Premier League’s big clubs would come calling again

Zaha has struck eight goals in 14 games for Crystal Palace this season, with Paris St Germain, Arsenal and AC Milan the latest clubs to be linked with a big-money move for the 28-year-old.

Hodgson said: “There has been so much speculation regarding Wilf over the years that I tend to let those concerns disappear, as they often do.

“Wilf’s good and it doesn’t surprise me that there’s clubs out there who would like to sign him, but a lot of things have to be put in place before a player leaves a club.

“I’m just happy at the moment that Wilf is playing as he is, displaying his discipline and concentration and his passion for football and the club, and unless I’m given a reason to think otherwise, I expect that to keep going.”

This time around, Zaha is ready for a big money move to a big clubs like Arsenal.

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