The Crystal Palace forward is once again being strongly linked with a move to the Gunners.
There was talk of the Ivory Coast winger joining last summer, but as revealed by former Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, the club opted to splash the cash on Nicolas Pepe.
“We signed [Nicolas] Pépé. He’s a good player but we didn’t know his character and he needs time, patience. I favoured someone who knew the league and wouldn’t need to adapt,” Emery told the Guardian. “[Wilfried] Zaha won games on his own: Tottenham, Manchester City, us.
“Incredible performances. I told them: ‘This is the player I know and want.’ I met Zaha and he wanted to come.
“The club decided Pépé was one for the future. I said: ‘Yes, but we need to win now and this lad wins games.’ He beat us on his own.
“It’s also true he was expensive and Palace didn’t want to sell.
“There were a series of decisions that had repercussions.”
But could things be different this summer?
Well amid reports that Reiss Nelson is available for a loan spell, some Arsenal fans have come up with a swap deal that would see Zaha get his move to the Emirates.
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Zaha would no doubt bring huge excitement to Arsenal fans and the move for exciting prospect Nelson could also work out well for all parties.
Arsenal have until Monday, October 5 to conclude deals in the transfer market although they have an extra 11 days after that deadline to finalise domestic transfers.