BBC: 26-year-old wants to join Arsenal

News of Wilfried Zaha reported interest in Arsenal has been gaining steam in recent weeks. There seem to be an element of truth in the report linking Zaha to a move to the Emirates stadium.

BBC correspondent, David Ornstein, claims that Zaha has made up his mind to join the North London club this summer.

It is claimed that talks have started between the two clubs over a possible transfer of the £80 million-rated forward.The Gunners have been linked with the likes of William Saliba, Kieran Tierney and Julian Wiegl despite the club’s financial constraints.

Nevertheless, if rumours of a move for Zaha is true, this should be applauded by Arsenal fans. Zaha is arguably the best attacking player outside the top six clubs and would bring a new dimension to the Arsenal attack.

His pace, dribbling skills and ability to create chances would ensure that the Gunners are able to pose a different problem for opposing defences. There have been reports that the club could sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fund the move.

If it is true, such move would prove unpopular among the fans as the Gabon forward is one of the few world-class players at the club.

Zaha is currently with Ivorian national team at the AFCON tournament and any potential move would have to wait until the end of the tournament in three week’s time.

It’s puzzling how this transfer would happen given that Arsenal have just £45 million to spend in the transfer.

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