A number of Crystal Palace fans were left feeling short-changed by the performance of attacker Wilfried Zaha this afternoon.
While the Eagles came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Arsenal, it was Jordan Ayew and not Zaha who plundered the equaliser for Roy Hodgson’s men. Indeed, the Ivorian winger endured a frustrating afternoon against the Gunners.
The 27-year-old did not record any shots against Mikel Arteta’s side and was guilty of poor ball control on eight occasions, more than anyone else on the pitch. Only one of his five crosses found a team-mate and he played just 28 passes, fewer than six of the other 10 players to start for Crystal Palace. [via WhoScored]
Zaha is marooned on three goals for the season after being kept scoreless for the fifth match in succession, while he has just one assist from his last 12 Premier League outings. [via TransferMarkt]
After failing to make much of an impact against Arsenal, these Crystal Palace fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the Ivorian’s performance:
He’s so good, but zaha was not up for it at all today
— Luke🦅 (@PalaceLuke) January 11, 2020
First 30 mins dire.cant moan at point against them.Zaha been terrible for a while now,Doesnt make any forward runs off ball.Needs someone to tell him that theres more to football than dribbling and thats why no one will pay £80m.drop price by £15m and replace with team player
— Joe_CPFC (@Joe_Teddy) January 11, 2020
Zaha is not our best player, Ayew is miles ahead. We have youth on the bench that he won’t use
— george (@ghlcp) January 11, 2020
Zaha went missing again
— Euan Washbourn (@unbornchikken97) January 11, 2020
— EZW (@EuanWilson96) January 11, 2020
Jairo excellent. Everyone put a shift in. Only want players on the pitch who look like they want to be, Zaha was not 1 of them. Oh and Arsenal are a joke & look desperate #cpfc
— Gary Byfield (@GaryBizzle) January 11, 2020
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