Duvan Zapata on Arsenal: In an interview with Corriere della Sera, he admitted that he’s interested in a switch to Premier League.
Arsenal returned to winning ways with an emphatic 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League last night.
Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny were on the scoresheet as they cruised past Maurizio Sarri’s side, who never looked like scoring throughout the game.
With this win, Arsenal are only three points behind the fourth-placed Chelsea, but the pressure from Manchester United remains, who are sixth in the table. Solskjaer’s side is currently level on points with the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Duvan Zapata, who scored four goals for Atalanta in the Serie A game against Frosinone, has admitted that Arsenal interests him.
Duvan Zapata on Arsenal:
The forward is currently the joint-top goalscorer in the Serie A with Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored four goals within the space of thirty minutes against Frosinone.
In an interview with Italian outlet Corriere della Sera, he expressed the willingness to play for Arsenal in the Premier League.
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) January 20, 2019
Let’s try that again:
Duvan Zapata now has 13 goals for Atalanta in his last 8 matches.
Duvan Zapata has never scored more than 11 goals in a single Serie A season.
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) January 20, 2019
“I used to support one team for each league,” Zapata said.
“I liked Inter colours but I was in love with Thierry Henry’s Arsenal. In Colombia we love Premier League. Who knows. One day I could play there,” he stated.
Interestingly, Calciomercato reports that during the forward’s time in Udinese, his agent confirmed Arsenal’s interest in signing him, but no substantial deal was put on the place.
With Unai Emery confirming that Arsenal will not be signing a player in the January transfer window, Zapata has definitely made a come-get-me plea to Arsenal for the summer.
Duván Zapata can not be stopped! The Colombian Atalanta forward netted 4 times today in a 5-0 win over Frosinone.
— Jose (@JmesaSports) January 20, 2019
• Keep @Atalanta_BC in the continental qualification places ✔️
• Become first perfect 🔟 SofaScore rated player from 🇨🇴 in #SerieA ✔️
• Even up with @Cristiano at the top of the top scorer list (14 ⚽️) ✔️ pic.twitter.com/BiPtl15tOz
— SofaScore🌐 (@SofaScoreINT) January 20, 2019
Zapata Duvan and CR7 both leading the Serie A in goals. What a time to be alive
— Tony Mellace ⚜ (@TonyMellace7) January 20, 2019
The 27-year-old currently plays for Atalanta on loan from Sampdoria. His first stint in the Serie A was with Napoli, where he spent two years on loan with Udinese and another year with Sampdoria, before permanently signing for the latter last year.
He made his international debut for Colombia in 2017, and made into the initial 35-man shortlist for the World Cup in 2018. However, he wasn’t selected for the final squad.