Arsenal’s hunt for a winger may be drawing to a close with the club linked to both Gremio regular Everton Soares and Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha this summer. Some of The Gunners fanbase have made it clear which one they’d prefer with the overriding majority electing for the 23-year-old Brazilian international.
After Roy Hodgson’s side put up an asking price of £80m, it was always likely that Arsenal would be priced out of a move for the 26-year-old despite him being a boyhood fan of the club. According to Marca, Everton is only going to cost manager Unai Emery €40m (£36m) which is over half the valuation of the Ivory Coast international. This move would certainly be the kinder of the two on Emery’s reported £45m transfer budget.
Soares dazzled at this summer’s Copa America bagging the Golden Boot after scoring three goals in six matches as his national side won the competition. It’s clear to see he would be the favourite choice of some at the Emirates Stadium with one fan claiming he is far better than the former Manchester United flop.
Another supporter suggested that he would definitely prefer him to Zaha as he’s quick, can use both feet, good in fake ons and can score and assist whilst others bluntly used the greater-sign between the two players to show their admiration.
Here’s a selection of tweets from some of the Arsenal fanbase:
You don't get it.. Everton lad is already learning English so he can put an explicit call to Zaha not to dare and we are all up for it..
— EngrChris01 (@Da_Ozone) July 18, 2019
Everton > Zaha
— Ákos Kelemen (@KelemenAkos) July 18, 2019
Everton soares over Zaha all day
— Venom.???? (@JordanR95145204) July 18, 2019
Just sign Everton Soares & give him a taste of football in England. He’s quick, uses both feet, good in fake ons, score goals & assist as well. Will definitely prefer him to Zaha any day
— ???????????????? ™Dat Edo Guy™ ???????????????? (@GainWithDanny11) July 18, 2019
Everton >>>>>> Zaha
— Andersön Silva (@andisilva11) July 18, 2019
Everton is far better
— iamhassan (@iamhassan_91) July 18, 2019
I hope the Zaha deal falls short so we can get Everton
— Bikofstick1steeeeel (@bikofstik1stil) July 18, 2019
I’m probably in the minority here but if we only get 1 of the 2, I would rather Everton than Zaha (dig both btw) because of both age and cost. I also feel like we may know what Zaha’s ceiling is by now & the unknown upside to Everton’s game is a little more intriguing to me. ?????? pic.twitter.com/3SgOfMKZyH
— ??????Arsenal FC Boston (@Arsenal_Boston) July 19, 2019
If I had to choose, I’m with you. Take the chance of Everton, see what happens. Folks who know Brazilian footy claim he’s the next Neymar. If that’s true, where do I sign up?
— Tannor T. (@DatSportsDude78) July 19, 2019