For a start, using a reference from the famous series “Game of Thrones”, I will put it in two simple words “TOO OLD”. Yes, even Zlatan gets old. No, this is not one of those internet trolls where the Sweden international is immortalized forever, though there is no doubt in the quality and ability of the player. At the age of 34, he is still one of the best players in the world, yet, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is definitely not the guy for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger does not need an upgraded version of Olivier Giroud in his squad. He needs someone young and quick, who will add more pace to his attacks and counter-attacks. Someone who will suite his side’s playing style, not slow it down even further.
If the Gooners across the world were happy with the 29 year old France international in the first place, why would they even be begging Wenger to add yet another striker last summer, though he failed to deliver on that request as well. It is that simple. We need someone who will improve our side, not to do a “Giroud” on us all over again.
Yes, Zlatan has quality and he has seen success around the European continent. Whether it was his time in Spain, Italy or even France, the striker has won it all over the years.
He is one of the best players that the world has known and is loved and respected. He is indeed a legend in every sense!! However, one fact needs to be accepted that he is not getting any younger and is really slowing down with time.
He broke Paris Saint-Germain’s record for the maximum goals scored by a player in one season, but yes one needs to remember that it was in the Ligue 1. There is a huge difference between playing in the top flight of English football, week in and week out, under loads of pressure and playing in a Professional French league
Zlatan has been playing all around the world and though he has done great for himself, playing in the Premier League will surely be a huge challenge for him as well. Wenger can’t take the risk of signing someone with such a high wage demand and if he does not perform for his side as expected, wasting yet another season without a title. What if he ends up like Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United?
The French manager needs results and is always a long-term planner, due to which it seems more likely that he will want to sign a player, who can be a long-term asset. Wenger is a great businessman and it seems obvious that he will bring a young attacking talent to the Emirates than a player nearing retirement.
The Latest update on the striker is that, according to his agent the player is yet to decide on his future and has warded off the talks linking Zlatan to United.
As reported by Skysports, his agent Mino Raiola said;
“Does it have to be United that Zlatan goes to? Will the whole of Sweden not sleep if it does not happen?” Raiola told Swedish newspaper Expressen.
“We have yet to decide, it’ll be a surprise in the end. Everyone talks about United, which is why I don’t talk to journalists a lot.
“There are clubs in England and Europe, some outside of Europe, but everyone thinks he must go to Manchester United. It’s not true.”