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Palace boss Holloway irked at Arsenal interest in Zaha

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has once again hit out at reports linking Wilfried Zaha with Arsenal, reports ESPN. Holloway has insisted there is no chance of the player leaving the Championship club in January and moved to turn the tables by speculating on Gunners pair Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.

"I am going to treat that with the contempt it deserves," Holloway said. "He is our player and has a four-and-a-half-year contract so don't speculate on speculation.

"Just because Arsenal might have said a week ago that they might like him, which I felt was disrespectful, it leads to all this.

"It would take a lot more than one player going to derail this, but no-one is going."

Putting the focus on Arsenal, Holloway said: "I like Oxlade-Chamberlain, he might help our promotion push. I like Walcott, he is out of contract in the summer, so why don't we go get him? Would you start the speculation about that? I don't think so, so you are wasting your time asking me [about Zaha]."

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