Arsenal manager Unai Emery will ask the club’s management to do all they can to land Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
It was quite clear right from the start that if Arsenal were to fail qualifying for the Champions league, the transfer budget would be limited.
Following their crushing defeat by London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final, it was evident that the budget was limited to £45million. Lo, this meant a third season in a row without Champions League.
With Emery looking to force Arsenal’s board to release the funds needed to sign the £55m-rated Palace winger, we could await for what could happen in the coming days.
Zaha- currently on International duty with Ivory Coast for the AFCON, the Palace forward still insists he needs a Champions league experience in the coming season. Further, the 26-year-old has always been an Arsenal supporter since his childhood.
Zaha’s transfer value quickly rocketed after such an impressive yet fearsome attack routine in last season’s campaign. Scoring 10 goals and providing numerous assists, Emery would have to persuade him otherwise if he is to settle as a gunner.
Emery and Arsenal have also shown heavy interest in Celtic’s Kieran Tierney recently. However, their first bid of £15m had been rejected for the Scottish left-back.
Celtic want at least £25m for the 22-year-old, whose deal at the club doesn’t expire until 2023. As far as the gunners are concerned, Stan Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder will keep a tight hold on spending as earlier dictated.