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Everton set to land Zaha for £22m, he nearly joined the Gunners

Also on Arsenal’s radar was the Ivory Coast native, with former boss Unai Emery keen on him. Gunner’s legend Ian Wright reported that Zaha had almost gone to Arsenal, with the player revealing himself on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE that there was a possibility he could have joined the North Londoners last summer.

We went then for £72 million to Nicolas Pepe, but with Palace now willing to part with Zaha we and Everton were both given a massive boost.

The Selhurst Park outfit is preparing to sell the 27-year-old this summer for just £ 30 million, £22 million more than what the Toffees bid a year earlier, according to The Sun.

For young winger Bukayo Saka now a key player, the Gunners appeared to have moved on, but the Goodison Park outfit could do with an improvement on the wing considering how Alex Iwobi struggled last term.

In 2019-20, Zaha scored only four goals and assisted three times in 38 league games, and last year’s inability to achieve an exit certainly played his part in his formal decline.

He finished 2018-19 with 10 league goals and 10 assists and if he gets his wish this year he can be expected to regain that form.