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Arsenal Identify Jarrod Bowen As Plan B Option If Zaha Pursuit Fails

Timothy Aiyeku

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North London giants Arsenal have identified their Plan B option if their pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha fails this summer.

This is according to the publication from the stables of The Sun which claimed that Hull City star Jarrod Bowen is the fallback option for the Gunners in the event that their chase for the Ivorian international star fails.

Jarrod Bowen was in very good form for an Hull City side that finished the latest Championship season in midtable.

The 22-year-old scored 22 goals and also added four assists in 46 Championship games for Hull City in the last campaign.

Bowen represents a cheaper value for Arsenal at £12m with the Gunners cash strapped as things stand now.

Arsenal have made Wilfried Zaha their top transfer target on the wings but they are likely to find things difficult when it comes to the cash needed to fund his signing.

The Gunners made an opening bid of £40m which was rebuffed by the Eagles as soon as the bid came in on Monday.

Crystal Palace are said to be holding out for £100m for Wilfried Zaha who still has four years on the new deal he signed last year.

He’s on weekly salary of £130,000 thus making the Crystal Palace Academy player the highest earner in the club’s history.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.