Date: 8th May 2017 at 4:09pm
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Arsenal will invest in the squad this summer, be this under Arsene Wenger, which is looking increasingly likely, or someone else in the hot seat, otherwise the Gunners run the risk of being left behind.

If nothing else this season should act as a wakeup call even though it’s still possible, albeit unlikely, a top-four finish could yet be achieved? Top-four or not, could Arsenal go into battle with Tottenham for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha?

According to our friends at Vital Crystal Palace an interest in signing the former Manchester United forward could see not one but two players offered in a swap-deal for Zaha…

Rumours claim Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, often linked with a move to Tottenham, could end up with Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal?

It’s been reported by the Sun, via the Daily Star, Arsenal could step up their interest in Zaha at a time when Spurs’ is cooling? The Gunners will look to tempt Palace into offloading the winger by offering Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson in a swap-deal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is about to move into the final 12 months of his Arsenal contract, a contract they apparently want to extend, but he’s also been linked with various Premier League clubs. Whereas a deal couldn’t be agreed with the out of favour Jenkinson, a player Sam Allardyce had on loan when at West Ham, in January to bring him to Selhurst Park.

Few, I would suggest, well Zaha has performed for Palace this season, would say no to the prospect of these England internationals coming to Selhurst if possible, but I can’t see it happening myself.

Alternatively it was claimed Arsenal could offer up a straight cash deal of £30m for the Ivorian?


Used courtesy of Vital Crystal Palace.

Hmm, maybe there’s an Arsenal interest in Zaha, with Carl Jenkinson part of a bid to make that happen, but if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were to move away from the Gunners I’m not sold on the rumours he’ll be heading to Selhurst Park, part of this proposed swap-deal or not.

An outright £30m bid? Again, I’m far from convinced with that asking price a little too rich.

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