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The Arsenal boss is believed to be an admirer of the 26-year-old winger, but is currently constrained by his £45million summer transfer budget.
However, fans feel the addition of Zaha will give them the edge to compete in the Premier League and put a halt to missing out on Champions League football for a fourth straight season.
As part of that deal United would get 25 per-cent of any transfer if Zaha is sold, unless that clause was renegotiated as part of the deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Old Trafford.
Arsenal do however remain confident they can sign Zaha this summer, with the player reportedly interested in a move to the north of London, and if Emery can secure the services of the Ivorian international it would carry favour with the fans.
One fan took to Twitter and said: “I’d love Zaha at Arsenal.”
While another felt it would be in the best interests of the player, as they tweeted: “Zaha gotta move to Arsenal.”
Emery will need to raise substantial funds to sign Zaha, with the Gunners’ boss also keen on rebuilding several areas of his squad.
The Spaniard is reportedly open to selling Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, however, the club have yet to receive any formal offers for either player.
But the 47-year-old is willing to axe Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi, reports the Star, which would benefit the club by not only raising transfer funds but also reducing player wages.
Next season will mark the third year Arsenal have played without Champions League football, but they face the problem that they have a squad on Champions League wages but are not reaping the financial benefits of being in the competition.
One fan understands the argument that Zaha might not the best in the world at his position but would still like to see him in an Arsenal kit, he tweeted: “I get the argument that there’s better out there. Of course.
Emery saw an initial bid of £15m rejected by the Hoops for Tierney, but the club are still hopeful they can secure a deal for less than Celtic’s current £25m valuation of the player.
With Monreal’s contract set to expire in June the Scotland international is seen as an ideal replacement to cover the left side of Emery’s defence.
Tierney is currently recovering from surgery after undergoing a double hernia operation at the end of May, but the player is optimistic he will be fit before the start of the season.