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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger refuses to rule out Arsenal switch – ‘We’ll see in the future’

Wilfried Zaha has spoken for the first time since being linked with Arsenal.

The Crystal Palace winger, who is on international duty with Ivory Coast, was the subject of a £40million bid from the Gunners last week.

Zaha was asked about the Arsenal bid by reporters
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Palace, who value Zaha at around £80million, were reportedly incensed at the low offer and rejected it immediately.

A boyhood Arsenal fan, Zaha has declared his intentions to leave, and now he has refused to rule out a move to the Emirates.

When asked about his future after the Ivory Coast’s 4-1 victory over Mali, he initially replied: “The only thing that’s on my mind right now is trying to win this cup.”

But when pressed on whether he wants to play for Arsenal, he said: “I don’t know. We’ll see in the future.”

The 26-year-old then took to Twitter with the following message: “Whatever happened to speaking facts?

“It’s sad and annoying how anyone will just open their mouth and speak on things or situations they know absolutely nothing about.”

It is understood the Gunners have a budget of £45million for transfers this summer, plus whatever the club can generate from player sales.

However, talkSPORT host Darren Lewis questions this, using their activity this summer to suggest they have more money than they’re letting on.

“I think Arsenal have got more money than they’re making out,” he said.

“If you’re bidding £20million for William Saliba, £17million for Kieran Tierney and £40million for Zaha, then you’ve got more money than you’re making out.”


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