Arsenal confident in signing £80m-rated wing wizard

Arsenal are confident of signing Wilfried Zaha this transfer window despite Crystal Palace’s £80 million valuation of the in-demand winger.

The Ivorian has rocked the London club by pleading with them to reach a transfer agreement with rivals Arsenal, who he supported growing up.

The Ivory Coast international returned to Selhurst Park back in 2015 following an unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford and enjoyed another impressive year for the south London club, netting ten goals and providing five assists in the Premier League.

Wilfried Zaha has previously revealed he may have to move on to realise his ambitions and has now opted he wants to join the Gunners, who finished fifth in the Premier League last term.

Arsenal are now readying an official offer for Wilfried Zaha, who Crystal Palace have insisted is not for sale unless an offer of around £80 million is presented.

That could prove to be a stumbling block for Emirates club, who only have around £45 million to spend this window, but Unai Emery remains confident of striking a deal.

The north London club are buoyed by the 26-year-old’s desire to wear an Arsenal shirt and thinks city rivals will be forced to accept a substantially lower fee when push comes to shove.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil have all been linked with summer moves away from the club, while Arsenal are also understood to be open to selling captain Laurent Koscielny, left-back Nacho Monreal and centre-back Calum Chambers.