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Arsenal should sign Wilfried Zaha and recall ‘quality’ Mesut Ozil who team are ‘crying out for’, claims David Seaman

ARSENAL should sign Wilfried Zaha and recall outcast Mesut Ozil who the team are 'crying out for', according to David Seaman.

The legendary Gunners keeper can't understand why Crystal Palace forward Zaha has not landed a move to the Emirates and believes the Ivorian would bolster Mikel Arteta's squad.

Speaking on The Target Men Podcast, brought to you by Football Index, Seaman said: "I think Zaha would be a good addition to Arsenal because he’s a proven goalscorer.

"I don’t know the reason why it hasn’t happened as he obviously wants to come.

"Whether it’s the agents and clubs not agreeing certain things, that must be the reason, but he’s made it clear that he wants to come as he’s an Arsenal fan.

"He would be a good addition to the squad, no doubt at all."

Seaman called for Arteta to build his team around German ace Ozil rather than leaving him frozen out in the wilderness.

The World Cup winner and former Real Madrid star has not featured competitively since March and collects £350,000 a week in wages despite being axed from Arsenal's Premier and Europa League squads.

Seaman said: "I am surprised Arteta is choosing to leave out Mezut Ozil because he’s a player of quality.

"I feel something’s gone on personally between the two of them, because to leave him out, and on the money he’s on, is a big statement and for me it’s a bit of a waste, because he’s still a quality player. 

"When you look at the Arsenal team, we’re crying out for a player like that, so why don’t you build your team around Ozil rather than just leaving him out in the field and letting him go."

Despite Ozil's absence and Arsenal's worst start to a league season in 39 years, Seaman is 'impressed' with Arteta.

He added: "Overall, I’ve been impressed with Mikel Arteta. When he first signed for Arsenal, I thought it was a big risk because it’s his first job and it’s a big job.

"After Emery and the latter years of Arsène, we weren’t getting any better, so for Mikel to take over was a tough ask. 

"At the time I thought Patrick Vieira might have been a better choice because he’d already had experience, but after I saw Mikel’s first press interview, I was really impressed. 

"Since then, I like how he’s affecting the team, but he needs to be given time from the board to make it his own team.

"The game against Wolves showed that Arsenal are still lacking in confidence and a clear idea of what is expected of them."

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