Arsenal in the battle to sign No.11 Ivory Coast international

Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle it out for the signing of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in the summer. Ivory Coast international has been thriving at Crystal Palace ever since he returned to Selhurst Park following his doomed spell at Man United.

So far, across his two stints with the Eagles, Wilfried has played 385 games, scoring 66 goals and setting up 72 more. Zaha has been in decent nick this term, bagging nine goals and two assists from 22 league games. The 28-year-old forward’s displays with the Eagles have seen him get linked with a move to a bigger club campaign after the season.

In fact, the Gunners have been one of his most ardent suitors and even came close to signing him last summer, as revealed by the Ivorian winger himself. Ahead of the upcoming transfer window, Gunners look ready to rekindle their interest in Wilfried, which is quite understandable given the plight of their attack this term.

Indeed, the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian, Nicolas Pepe have all struggled to perform on a consistent basis for Arsenal. This has left young Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe to carry the majority of the burden in the attacking third, something that needs to be addressed before next campaign starts.

Wilfried, given his proven pedigree in the PL, coupled with his ability to play out wide or centrally, can be a great signing to the London giants. Wilfried is contracted with Crystal Palace till the summer of 2023 and the report states that an offer of nearly €40m could be enough to convince Crystal Palace to part ways with Zaha.