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Arsenal are keeping an eye on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Gunners are keen to add to their frontline after entering into negotiations with Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, willing to take record-signing Nicolas Pépé on loan for the season.
Meanwhile Neto and Pino top the North Londoners’ shortlist, Zaha’s name isn’t too far off in Mikel Arteta’s bid to bolster his squad.
In an exclusive interview to The Football Terrace, Jones revealed:
“They’re not the only two names they’re [Arsenal] looking at.,” when referring to Neto and Pino.
“In the background, there’s Wilfried Zaha for example,” he added.
“That deal is not moving forward at the moment, but Zaha is definitely one of those who ticks all the boxes and Arsenal have had an eye on.
“So we’ll have to wait and see whether they decide to go down that path,” Jones concluded.
The Palace forward was last linked with Arsenal during Unai Emery’s final season at the Emirates Stadium.
After an impressive campaign at Selhurst Park that saw Zaha claim ten goals and ten assists in the Premier League, the Ivorian was pipped to the post by his compatriot Pépé, setting Arsenal back a cool £72 million.
With the ex-Lille man now braced for an exit, the Gunners could again turn to Zaha, now aged 29.
The left winger, equally adept at playing on the opposing flank, as well as up front, has caught the eye in Palace’s first three games of the Premier League season.
After firing blanks against Arsenal themselves, Zaha stepped up with a goal in the 1-1 draw away at Anfield versus Liverpool, before bagging a brace at home to Aston Villa last weekend.
The former Manchester United player has 281 Premier League appearances and over 100 goal contributions to his name going into his tenth top-flight campaign in England.