Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour does not think the Gunners should replace wantaway attacker Alexis Sanchez with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who was recently linked with a £35m ($46m) move to north London.
Zaha, 25, recently signed a new long-term contract worth £110,000-a-week with the Eagles but has reportedly caught the eye of Arsene Wenger, who is scouring the market for prospective replacements to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are both set to leave The Emirates Stadium on free transfers at the end of the season.
Arsenal were also linked with a £60m move for Lyon's Nabil Fekir, who has been in sparkling form for Les Gones since the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, while Zaha has previously been of interest to their north London rivals and upcoming opponents Tottenham, who failed to prise the Ivorian away from Palace last year.
Zaha has been one of the few gleaming positives in a rather bleak 12 months for Palace, who lie bottom of the Premier League, but Parlour does not think the former Manchester United winger is productive enough to replace Sanchez, who hasn't hit the lofty heights he can reach so far this season.
Zaha scored seven goals and laid on nine assists as Palace narrowly escaped the drop last season, but Parlour, who spent 12 years at Arsenal before joining Middlesbrough in 2004, is not sure if the former England youth international is capable of mirroring Sanchez's past returns - the vaunted Chile international struck 24 goals and created 10 more as Arsenal missed out on the top four last season.
"He's a player that can run at you, he's got great pace," Parlour told talkSPORT, relayed by Football.London. "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."
Zaha is unquestionably Palace's main threat but was unfortunately profligate when it mattered as Palace suffered a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham before the international break, and he will be hoping to make amends against fellow strugglers Everton, who are yet to appoint a new permanent manager.