Unai Emery asks Arsenal board for more funds to sign 26-year-old – report

Unai Emery requests extra funds from the Arsenal board to complete a deal for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to a report

Unai Emery
Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Unai Emery has asked the Arsenal board to bankroll a bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to a report in England.

The Sun, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Gunners boss is eager to sign the 26-year-old to bolster his attack ahead of the new Premier League season.

The same article states that Emery has a mere £45m to spend on new signings in the summer transfer window to leave the Spanish head coach with a limited budget to improve his team.

According to the same story, Palace are open to the sale of Zaha given that the Ivory Coast international wants to test himself in Europe, although a Champions League club was his preferred destination.

The report goes on to add that the Eagles won’t sell both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Zaha, which puts Arsenal under pressure to sign the Ivorian before Manchester United complete a deal for the right-back.

The Sun claim that Emery has requested extra funds from his Arsenal bosses to sign Zaha but the report doesn’t indicate whether the Spanish head coach was successful.

Arsenal lost 4-1 to bitter rivals Chelsea FC in the Europa League final last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the 2018-19 season.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Martin Odegaard
Jurgen Klopp reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans after flying start
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Alexander-Arnold vs James
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Reece James – What Do The Stats Say?
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Martin Odegaard
Jurgen Klopp reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans after flying start
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Alexander-Arnold vs James
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Reece James – What Do The Stats Say?
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature