Arsene Wenger contradicts himself on Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed the opposite of something he said a week ago, which is good news for Manchester United fans.

Manchester United appear to be the last club standing in the race for Wilfried Zaha.

Newcastle, Spurs, Liverpool were all linked with the Crystal Palace starlet, but as of last week it appeared down to just United and Arsenal.

Now the Red Devils have been given what appears to be a free run on the winger, after Arsenal manager Wenger indicated strongly he was walking away.

Speaking this morning he said: "If Zaha goes to Man Utd, good luck to him, we were never in for him. Never."

ESPN refute the comments, claiming Arsenal did submit a bid for Zaha last week.

But it's not just that which make Wenger's comments today look contradictory. Here's what he said a week ago: "We are looking at him, but at the moment we have not made any bid for him."

Back in November Wenger said on Zaha: "We are looking at every player who could strengthen our squad - but he is not more on the list than anyone else.'

That prompted an outburst from Palace boss Ian Holloway: "Why is he talking about my players? I don't think that's right and proper, with the greatest respect.

"I don't think anybody who manages any other club should actually admit who he likes and what he should be doing. I think that's totally bad etiquette. He can say what he likes but about his players, not mine."

If Wenger in his defence will claim it an issue of semantics 'We were never in for him' meaning they made no bid, it's a bit disingenuous - Because Zaha clearly has been a player strongly considered by the Gunners this month.

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