Wenger's confirmation of Zaha interest angers Crystal Palace boss Holloway

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has criticised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he openly admitting to being interested in signing Wilfried Zaha.

The Frenchman confirmed on Tuesday that the highly rated England international is among the targets being considered by the north London club.

Palace chairman Steve Parish insisted that the Championship side are yet to receive any bids for Zaha and have no intention of selling their star assest, but Holloway has slammed his counterpart’s remarks for his role in continuing the speculation over Zaha’s future.

“Why is he talking about my players? It’s not the game,” Holloway told The Sun.

“I will be picking the phone up to talk to him as I don’t think it is right and proper with the greatest respect. That is totally bad etiquette.”

With the Eagles currently second in the Championship, a point behind league leaders Cardiff City, Holloway maintains that the 20-year-old forward has a key role still left to play in their promotion push this term, dismissing the suggestion that the club would consider selling him in January as a result.

He added: “Wilf is a big part of our season – and we have such a strong contract others can go and whistle. He won’t be available, no matter what the price is, in January.”