Arsenal should swoop for Zaha following Palace contract snub

Arsenal should consider making a move for Wilfried Zaha, rated at £70m according to The Evening Standard, to bolster Unai Emery’s attacking options this season.

What’s the word?

According to a recent report in The Mirror, the Ivory Coast international, who has earned eight caps so far for the national team, has rejected a new contract from Palace.

The publication claims that the 25-year-old has turned down terms of £125,000-a-week wages, which would have made him the highest-paid player at the club.

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There is no indication that Zaha wants to leave the Premier League outfit, but his refusal should have caught Arsenal’s attention.

The winger has regularly been linked to Tottenham Hotspur, but their North London neighbours should be part of the conversation.

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How would Zaha fit in?

The former Manchester United player has pace but can also score goals as he proved last season to help Palace avoid relegation to the Championship.

Zaha scored nine goals and created five assists in 29 league outings in the 2017-18 campaign.

It will be interesting to see how Emery sets up his team this season, and if Zaha ends up being part of it, he could potentially link up well with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

There is a chance that the Palace man may not always be first choice, and even though his move up to United failed, the winger is better equipped to cope with a switch to an elite team.

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