Arsenal fans must be sick to death with the constant talk of their reduced summer transfer budget.
A reported £45m kitty handed to Unai Emery - following the club's failure to reclaim a Champions League place last season - has been both lamented and scoffed at by the club's supporters as being woefully inadequate, given the scale of the work required at the Emirates.
Regardless of the grumbling from the terraces, it appears that
What these links to the attacker mean for the interest in Wilfried Zaha, is as of yet unclear.
It seems, however, that it may be either Zaha or Everton that will be signed by the club given the lack of funds available.
And if they have to choose, it really should be Everton.
The 23-year-old Brazilian has had success at club level, but it was at the Copa America where he proved himself to be a serious talent.
With two major honours under his belt already - the Copa America and the Copa Libertadores - he is developing a taste for success and showcasing a winning mentality which would be most welcome at Arsenal.
Congrats to the national team and especially our Everton for winning the Copa America! Oh, and nice goal! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/kZ1xYhDvJ3— Grêmio FBPA English (@gremio_en) July 7, 2019
He would be a dream addition for
Regarding Zaha, of course, his failure at Old Trafford is by no means a guarantee that he'd blow it at Arsenal.
A productive spell at Selhurst Park has seen Zaha's status and confidence rise to the extent that he is clearly restless for a move away from Croydon, to prove himself at a bigger club.
3 - Wilfried Zaha has scored in three consecutive league appearances for the first time in his career. Roll. pic.twitter.com/HvLkRlmCqG— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 23, 2019
However, the pressure to thrive at Arsenal would be considerable. At Palace, the odd miss here, a fluffed ball from a promising position there is not a disaster, but at Arsenal it is a different story. The headlines are bigger, the margins for success or failure much slimmer, the pressure would be on Zaha to fulfil to his huge price tag.
It would be the same for Everton as well. However, he has already proven that he can thrive under such pressure with Brazil this summer. At 23, he has time on his side to adapt his game and physically grow into the demands of the Premier League.
Source : 90min