Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has joined the battle for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

The Sun says Zaha was a Gunners fan as a lad and Wenger hopes that will tempt him to the Emirates instead of Mancini's Manchester City.

City have made the first moves to sign Zaha, 20, who won a shock call to the national squad for the recent friendly in Sweden.

But Arsenal sources insist Wenger is confident of a January transfer window deal even though Zaha has two years left on his Crystal Palace contract.

Gunners hope an initial bid of just over £10million, plus a variety of achievement-based add-ons, will do the trick.