Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic fire Arsenal to the Premier League title next season?
At the end of the season, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a free agent and there have already been plenty of rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea have both reportedly shown interest but it could be the Gunners who get the 34-year-old after this summer’s European Championship.
This was supposed to be Arsenal’s year. The Gunners signed Petr Cech from arch-rivals Chelsea and many believed Arsene Wenger’s men would go on to lift the Premier League title. However, it hasn’t quite panned out that way and the Gunners are now in a battle for a place in the top four once again.
But if truth be told, the Gunners aren’t too far away from the title. One world class striker – that MUST be their number one priority this summer, as well as cover for Francis Coquelin in midfield. If they don’t invest heavily in a talented centre-forward, they will fail to challenge for the Premier League title – it’s as simple as that.
In the build-up to next season, you can keep up to date with all of the latest transfer news and gossip at Bookies.com online, as well as various articles ahead of the upcoming campaign. In addition, Gunners fans can read up on Ibrahimovic’s performances at this summer’s European Championship as Sweden will feature prominently throughout the competition.
And while Arsenal fans will be hopeful of transfer activity, they won’t be getting ahead of themselves after recent windows. Since signing both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners have failed to make a major impact in the transfer window and many supporters have accused the club of caring more about the business side of things than winning a first Premier League crown since 2004.
The Gunners won back-to-back FA Cup trophies in 2014 and 2015 but they failed to reach the latter stages of this year’s competition. Bookies.com’s tipsters suggested that Wenger’s men may win an incredible third successive FA Cup but unfortunately for Arsenal’s supporters, they just haven’t been clinical enough in the final third.
However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack, they will have that world class talent they’ve been longing for since the days of Thierry Henry. The 34-year-old is highly sought after and Arsenal will have to do all they can to ensure he moves to the Emirates Stadium this summer. If nothing else, Ibrahimovic remains an exceptional talent and right now, he’s available on a free transfer – which will appeal to the Arsenal board.
Will he be an Arsenal player? Only time will tell. If he is, then Arsenal will be well placed to finally get their hands back on the Premier League crown. They are quite literally a world class striker away from challenging for glory and Ibrahimovic’s experience could be crucial to the Gunners’ hopes of victory AND saving Arsene Wenger’s job – if he stays at the Emirates for another season.
This article was written by Ray Hobbs of Blue Note Marketing
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