Unai Emery wants to strengthen his squad defense as they conceded 51 goals last season, more than any other top Premier League. Because of that reason, the Gunners manager wants to buy a new player who will help him improve the Gunners' defense, and Wilfried Zaha's name came out to the surface. The 26-year-old player considered as the most suitable player for that purpose.
Arsenal reportedly has made an official offer to Crystal Palace with 40 million pounds bid. But their offer was turned down by the Eagles as the amount was not met with the club's asking price for Wilfried Zaha. The truth is, Crystal Palace is unwilling to let Wilfried Zaha leaving Selhurst Park this summer. But maybe they'll reconsider the decision if Arsenal willing to meet their asking price, which reports says almost reach 100 million pound sterling.
The player himself is reported to have informed Crystal Palace about his wish to move this summer and make a move to the Emirates Stadium. Not only Arsenal has been his dreamt club since his younger days Wilfried Zaha also wants to join a club capable of challenging for trophies. Other than that he wants to play with a club that can help him fulfill his ambition of playing in the Champions League.
Zaha Wants To Move To Arsenal To Fulfill His Childhood Dream
Although Arsenal wouldn't be able to offer Wilfried Zaha Champions League football this season, the Ivory Coast international player still wants to join the Gunners as he supported the club as a child. The other reason is that Wilfried Zaha is believed to keen to remain in London. And that reason makes Arsenal is more favorable than Tottenham Hotspur who also has the same interest towards the player. Mobile live casino Malaysia could say Arsenal appears to be in pole position to sign him this summer.
The problem is, Arsenal's bid is yet to meet Crystal Palace asking price, as they value their prized asset up to 100 million pound sterling, more than double what the Gunners have offered so far.
This matter would be a huge problem for Unai Emery as the club decide to reduce his transfer budget this summer after he failed to bring Arsenal to play in Champions League next season.
Crystal Palace also has no obligation to sell Wilfried Zaha this summer. Moreover they also just sold Aaron Wan Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal worth 50 million pounds a week before. There is no need for the club to sell two of their best players in the same transfer window. Not to mention they are wary about potential supporter backlash.