Arsenal Expected To Sacrifice Lacazette In Bid To Land Player Who Emery Says Can Win “Games On His Own”

Arsenal Expected To Sacrifice Lacazette In Bid To Land Player Who Emery Says Can Win “Games On His Own”

Arsenal have revived their interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, almost two years after their last attempt to sign him, according to 90min.com.

The website claims that the Ivorian international is a summer transfer target but the Gunners will have to offload players to raise the money needed.

Alexandre Lacazette is the likeliest to be sacrificed with the Frenchman having just one year left on his contract at the Emirates. Manager Mikel Arteta has said that he will talk with the player about his future in the summer but he didn’t commit to giving the player a new deal.


Clubs such as Atletico Madrid and Roma are said to be circling the player and, were he to be offloaded, it will likely give Arsenal the kind of funds needed to bring in Zaha.

The London club were priced out of a deal in 2019, although the Gunners did go on to break their club record for Nicolas Pepe. Former boss Unai Emery has subsequently revealed that he wanted Zaha instead, saying in an interview:

“I favoured someone who knew the league and wouldn’t need to adapt. Zaha won games on his own: Tottenham, Manchester City, us. Incredible performances. I told them: ‘This is the player I know and want.’ I met Zaha and he wanted to come. The club decided Pepe was one for the future. I said: ‘Yes, but we need to win now and this lad wins games.’ He beat us on his own.”

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