Report – Arsenal Premier League target asks to leave again

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to bolster their squad after Wilfried Zaha asked to leave Crystal Palace once again.

The Ivorian has been a long-term target of the Gunners and they came close to signing him in 2019. 

Arsenal was told by their then manager, Unai Emery, that he is exactly what the team needs to reach the next level.

They didn’t sign him and moved for Nicolas Pepe instead. Pepe has been very inconsistent and it sometimes seems Zaha would have been a better acquisition for the Gunners.

The attacker had a stint at Manchester United earlier in his career and he didn’t enjoy it.

But he is a more mature player now and wants to try out playing for a top team again, according to The Times.

The report says that he has informed the Eagles that he wants to join a bigger side and they should listen to offers for his signature.

One reason why he stayed with them until now was that Palace was asking for around £100m for his signature.

The report says as he approaches his 30s, Arsenal can land him if they pay just £40m.

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10 Comments

  1. Adajim says:

    Must we report on every player we nearly signed.? We opted for Pepe end of story, Pepe has proven to be a better player so far, we have enough wingers, without European competition this team needs to be trimmed

  2. Terry axe says:

    Pepe is a better player,end of

  3. Grandad says:

    Perhaps he will end up with Spurs when Kane moves on?

  4. Trudeau says:

    Unless an experienced and hugely expensive player can push us over the edge, which Zaha won’t, I’d rather see us fill our squad with younger players who we can turn into Arsenal stars – the ilk of Dest, Ait-Nouri and Lokanga. Along with Saliba and Willock returning and Azeez and Balogun getting a shot. That’s a squad I’d be excited about.

    1. Grandad says:

      Lokanga would be an excellent acquisition.

  5. Websurfer says:

    Zaha is a wonderful attacking player. With Zaha and Pepe on the wings we would get excellent services for our forwards.
    We should have signed him long ago. IMO we should get this deal done ASAP

    1. MartinelliTheBench says:

      If we sign him like you say and those 2 start most games, what would we do with:

      Auba
      Saka
      Nelson
      Martinelli

      1. Websurfer says:

        We should use rotating system a lot more in order to prevent players to underperform more matches. Maybe we should let Nelson and Auba go though.

  6. Gaff says:

    You nailed it

  7. Sean says:

    No we have Pepe & Saka already there, SmithRowe also pops out LW & will continue to when we sign another Attacking Midfielder in rotation with the others.

    The main point is the central forward options as Auba & Laca both cant be here along with Eddie who will be sold and replaced by Balogun. One has to go and I would rather sell Auba & Give Laca a 2 year Extension. He plays better bringing others into play & hold up is brilliant, always committed.

    Clubs will still want Auba, swap deals can be done to fill other positions we need filled. If he gets a chance go play in the Champions League he would think about taking it and we should, also as hes not getting any younger on 300k a week after a very poor season.

    Tierney for New Captain and re shape this squad properly. Luiz & Danny is leaving, Saliba & Willock will come in to the fold.

    Torreira, Willain, AMN, Kolansic, Elneny & Matteo all need shifted then Bissouma could maybe be bought to boss the midfield with Partey & Xhaka, if he doesnt leave.

    Alot of work but not getting my hopes up for anything big from Arsenal this summer bar alot of quick fire sale deals of our player to which we always get a bad price for!

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