Arsenal are in the midst of an important transfer window but have little cash to spend.
After missing out on the Champions League for the second year in a row, Unai Emery’s transfer kitty has taken a giant hit.
But the Spaniard has been tasked with getting the Gunners back into Europe’s elite competition and he has a list of targets to do so.
Among them include Crystal Palace star Zaha, who is keen on fulfilling a dream move to the Emirates this summer.
However, the Eagles are not willing to let him easily and have slapped a £100m price tag on the Ivorian after Arsenal opened the bidding with a £40m offer.
With the north London outfit only have a reported £45m in the bank, they must offload players to fund a mega transfer for Zaha.
One star linked with an exit is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Manchester United as well as a multitude of Chinese clubs linked.
But ESPN pundit Stewart Robson has urged Arsenal to call off their Zaha pursuit – because Aubameyang is the better player and the former Manchester United winger is not good enough.
“The worry for me is there’s talk of Aubameyang being sold so they can get money to buy other players,” Robson said on ESPN FC.
“And then they’ve made ridiculous offers for Zaha which Crystal Palace say is disgusting and not right.
“Zaha, having seeing him at the African Cup of Nations, Crystal Palace I think is his level.
“He’s a good player at Crystal Palace, he tried at Manchester United.
“If Arsenal bought him for a lot of money, I don’t think he’d be a success.”
The Gunners have signed one player this summer in the form of Gabriel Martinelli but are pursuing Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba.
However, Tottenham are set to gatecrash a move for the 18-year-old.