With Arsenal said to be preparing for life after Alexis Sanchez, Crystal Palace winger – Wilfried Zaha has been rumoured to be his replacement.

Sanchez, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014, has rejected a contract extension and could be on his way out as early as January. Manchester City, who almost signed him last summer are said to be his preferred destination.

The idea of Ivorian winger, Wilfried Zaha replacing the Chilean has not gone down too well with Arsenal legend – Ray Parlour.

Parlour believes Zaha would be good at running at players, but would never give the goals Sanchez can offer.

‘He’s a player that can run at you, he’s got great pace,’ Parlour told Talksport.

‘He’s probably lacking a little bit of goals, he gets in some great positions and maybe his end product is not as good as it should be. But I think it will improve and in a better team you might get more out of him.’

‘You’re going to be losing 25 goals a season. That’s the big problem Arsenal have, how do you replace that?’

‘Whether Zaha will be the man, I don’t think he scores as many goals as he should do because he gets in some really good areas.

‘But certainly if you can get the best out of him, Zaha, he’s very dangerous on his day. He can change a game for you, like he has done in recent weeks for Palace.’

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