Arsenal chiefs to plea to owner Stan Kroenke to release more funds to sign Wilfried Zaha after £40m approach was dismissed by Crystal Palace

Arsenal chiefs to plea to owner Stan Kroenke to release more funds to sign Wilfried Zaha after £40m approach was dismissed by Crystal Palace

July 5, 2019 Off By rzrest

Arsenal’s transfer chiefs are prepared to appeal to owner Stan Kroenke for more funds in a bid to sign Wilfried Zaha.

The Gunners saw their opening £40million offer instantly rejected by Crystal Palace.

Zaha is one of manager Unai Emery’s top targets, with Arsenal also hoping to land Celtic left back Kieran Tierney and a central defender.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League has left the club with a £40m transfer kitty before player sales.

Zaha has made Palace aware of his desire to leave.

And he has been given personal assurances by chairman Steve Parish, who he has a close relationship with, that he will not be priced out of a move and the south Londoners are not trying to stand in the way of him progressing his career.

Palace were angered by Arsenal’s opening valuation of Zaha but should they return with an improved offer that better reflects his market value and importance to Palace the south Londoners will be open to discussing a deal.