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Report: Emery would swap one of these three Arsenal stars for £80m transfer target

According to The Mirror, Arsenal have three players they are prepared to offer to Crystal Palace in exchange for Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles have set an £80 million price tag on the winger, which puts him beyond the Gunners’ current financial reach. The north London club have already seen a £40 million bid rejected. 

However, Zaha is said to be keen on making a switch to the Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery is hoping that offering a player in exchange will convince Crystal Palace to let the 26-year-old go for a reduced fee.

The Gunners would allow either Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers or Mohamed Elneny to join the Eagles in return for Zaha.

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Of those three options, Chambers is certainly the most valuable. The 24-year-old shone whilst on loan with Fulham last season. The 3-cap England international could flourish at Selhurst Park. His versatility could quickly see him become a vital member of Roy Hodgson’s squad.

Elneny is also a player with plenty of pedigree. The 74-cap Egypt international is experienced and consistent. The 26-year-old could certainly play a key role for Crystal Palace.

Jenkinson, however, has struggled to convince at the highest level. The right-back would be unlikely to excite Crystal Palace as a player swap proposition.

All three of the aforementioned stars are players who Arsenal could cope without. If one of them were to prove capable of convincing the Eagles to part with Zaha for a reduced fee then that would be a great deal for the Gunners. 

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