Boss blasts Zaha ‘speculation’

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has laid into the press for

suggesting that Wilfried Zaha could be on his way to Arsenal.

With the January transfer window looming, the 20-year-old

striker was recently linked with the Gunners.

But when a journalist asked Holloway on Friday about reports of

his possible departure from Selhurst Park, Holloway was having none

of it.

He said: “I’m fed up talking about Wilf. We have some great

players here.

“Why not talk about Andre Moritz or Mile Jedinak or Yannick


“Wilf’s our player, he’s on a four and half year contract and it

would take a lot more than one player to de-rail us.

“We have many good players. It’s all because he was called up by

England lately.”

The Eagles are currently second in the Championship table and

Holloway added: “I thought it was unprofessional of Arsenal to

mention Zaha.

“I like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He would help our promotion

push. And what about Theo Walcott, he’s out of contract at the end

of this season.

“I bet you wouldn’t start the speculation that way around.”