Why This Beast Striker Could Be The Missing Piece At Arsenal And Why He Has To Avoid A Move To Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

He came like a king but left like a legend, not our words but those of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his four year stay in Paris. These four years have led to multiple trophies and well a few records as well. The Swede is the record goal-scorer in the history of Ligue 1 for PSG and he has over 150 goals to his name in just four seasons.

But all good things must come to an end and with the 34-year-old leaving the Paris club; it isn’t a surprise that a number of clubs are vying for his signature. Zlatan might not be the youngest player in the world but he still has a lot to give to a club and was seen with his performances for PSG, he can still play at a very high level.

Zlatan has been linked with a move to the Premier League, this is the one league, major one apart from Portugal, which the Swedish striker has not been able to win and that could be one reason why he does decide to move to England and not to the United States like many other footballers.

Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a move for the star striker and the fact that he would be coming on a free transfer certainly will help the clubs cover his enormous wage but which club is a better match for Zlatan?

The Red of London or Manchester for the big Swede?

Looking at the strikers on show at both clubs, the decision seems to be an easy one. Manchester United, for all their problems of not scoring enough goals this season, has a number of quality strikers for the future.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and even Wayne Rooney can still do the job next season for the Red Devils. While the pairing of Martial and Rashford could be lethal in the future, Wayne Rooney needs to step up next season. The English star had an underwhelming season this year but he could turn things around after the Euros.

Arsenal on the other hand just have Olivier Giroud and with Danny Welbeck facing some time out, the move for Zlatan does make sense. Ibrahimovic would certainly be a better striker than the Frenchman and also score more. Giroud might be the main man at the moment in Arsenal but his record of scoring isn’t the greatest and the London club need someone who bags goals on a regular basis for them.

The other problem is participation in Europe; Manchester United will be playing in the Europa League next season while Arsenal are in the Champions League. That is another trophy that Zlatan has not won and with him not having the chance to join a Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich anytime soon, unless something drastic happens, the best chance he would have to win the big ears is if he does move to London.

The striker could be one of the missing pieces that Arsene Wenger has tried to plug and who knows, maybe some of the playing style and ego rubbing off on the Arsenal team could lead to success in the future.

Written by Kevin Harrison

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