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Transfer News: Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal is back on track

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In a transfer saga that Arsenal fans are well too familiar with, Wilfried Zaha has once again been linked with a move to the Gunners.

According to a report, Arsenal are ready to reignite their interest in Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha this summer.

The Gunners attempted to sign the Ivory Coast international in 2019 when Unai Emery was in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Palace resisted their overtures and insisted they would not sell Zaha for anything less than £100m.

Arsenal then turned to Nicolas Pepe, a team-mate of Zaha’s at international level who moved to north London for £72m.

Since then, Pepe has struggled to live up to his price tag and there are suggestions that Arsenal could look to move him on at the end of the campaign.

And according to 90min, Mikel Arteta’s side could renew their attempts to sign Zaha this summer.

Arsenal will have to improve on their reported £40m bid from 2019, but the Palace talisman now has only two years remaining on his contract.

That could force the club to listen to offers for their prized asset, although they are unlikely to sell him on the cheap.

Arsenal will therefore need to sell players before they can afford a move for Zaha, who is enjoying the most productive season of his Premier League career.

The 28-year-old has bagged nine goals in 22 Premier League appearances for the Eagles this term.

Zaha would prefer to stay in London, and there is no indication that Chelsea or Tottenham will reignite their own interest in the 28-year-old.

With that in mind, Arsenal could have a free run at the forward, provided they meet Palace’s asking price this time around.

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