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Arsenal target still want out if his current club

Arsenal transfer target, Wilfried Zaha still hopes to join a big team, his manager, Roy Hodgson has conceded.

The crystal palace attacker has been a long-term target of Arsenal and he is also a boyhood Gooner. Unai Emery was desperate to sign him last summer and Arsenal made an effort to land him.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 08, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

But Crystal Palace didn’t accept their offer and they signed Lille winger Nicolas Pepe instead.

They, however, have remained linked with a move for him. He had told Crystal Palace at the end of last season that he will wants to play for a big club again. After playing for Manchester United before making the switch to Crystal palace.

The Eagles want to keep him, but they know that he will be unhappy if he doesn’t get his wish.

Hodgson has now conceded that the attacker is hoping that one of his big-name suitors which includes the likes of Arsenal, Paris Saint-germian or Baryern Munich will make a move for him.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

He was speaking after their first Premier League game of the season against Southampton, which they won by Zaha’s lone goal.

“Wilf [Zaha] showed a lot of composure to take the chance,” Hodgson said on Saturday following the victory over Southampton, as quoted by Goal. “He made it look easy.

“He thinks it would be nice if some club came in and paid the market price. Let’s see what transpires, for me hopefully nothing.

“I think he still hopes a big club comes in and takes him from us.”

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