Arsenal are reportedly planning to make a renewed effort to sign Wilfried Zaha this summer, assuming they can raise the funds through sales.

10-13th March 2021, Selhurst Park, London, England - Crystal Palace versus West Bromwich Albion Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace. Photo: John Patrick Fletcher
10-13th March 2021, Selhurst Park, London, England – Crystal Palace versus West Bromwich Albion Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace. Photo: John Patrick Fletcher

90min report that Arsenal have reignited their interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and could make a move for him this summer, providing that they can make the necessary sales to afford it.

As we know, Arsenal made at least a vague attempt to sign Zaha in 2019, but they turned to Nicolas Pepe instead when Palace wouldn’t budge on price.

But with just two years left on his deal and Palace more willing to cash in, as well as Zaha’s personal desire to stay in London and play for his boyhood club, 90min claim Arsenal are keen to sign him again.

In some ways, a move for Zaha makes even more sense than it did in 2019. He’s comfortable playing on the left, which isn’t something you can say about many of Arsenal’s current wide options, and he also brings a goal threat the Gunners are lacking.

The Palace forward has nine goals and two assists in 22 Premier League appearances this season, despite a couple of minor injuries and illnesses disrupting his campaign.

At the same time, Zaha is a couple of years older now, at 28. Arsenal won’t want to invest huge amounts in that age profile, so any potential move really will depend on Palace’s negotiating stance.

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