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Emery pleads with Arsenal to smash budget for Crystal Palace star Zaha

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is pleading with the board to break their limited budget and move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Emery had his transfer budget limited to £45million after failing to reach the Champions League.

The Sun says, however, he will push for more cash to land No1 attacking target Zaha, 26, seen as central to his summer rebuild.

Crystal Palace's Zaha is a boyhood Arsenal fan, would be expected to cost at least £55m after his consistent form in the Premier League since rejoining Palace five years ago.

Emery, who may be forced to raise extra funds by selling fringe players, would also need to persuade the 26-year-old to play in the Europa League and fight for a way back to the Champions League.

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