Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer and speculation is rife that he could be heading to the Premier League.
The Sweden international turns 35 in October but remains one of the best strikers in the world despite his advancing years - as Chelsea found out in the Champions League last Wednesday.
Thierry Henry, who briefly played alongside the world-class striker at Barcelona, revealed something very interesting on Sky Sports this weekend. The French pundit confirmed he’s ‘heard’ that Zlatan wants to join Arsenal this summer.
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"Who can we sign? Who's available? I hear that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to come,” Henry said, according to Goal. “It's a problem of who's going to want to come. Are we going to make the Champions League?
"I thought that [Olivier] Giroud did well at certain times during the season. He's been struggling but hopefully he's going to bounce back from the two goals in the FA Cup. Zlatan can do a job.”
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Henry: Kanté could do a job for Arsenal
Henry also believes that Leicester City’s N’Golo Kanté, who Sir Alex Ferguson has described as the best player in the Premier League this season, could be a useful signing for the Gunners.
“And Kanté could do a good job,” Henry added. “Those guys that people don't know about are the ones we need to try to get.
"We need to see if we can win this one [the Premier League title in 2015-16]. There's not going to be a better chance than the chance that we have to win this one. Although we're far away from it at the moment, there's still some points to go so hopefully we can do it. It doesn't look like it but I still believe we can."
Zlatan is still class - but can Arsenal afford him?
Zlatan has scored a magnificent 31 goals in 37 appearances for PSG this season - the fifth successive campaign in which he’s scored over 30 goals in all competitions - and is showing no signs of slowing down.
But he won’t come cheap. Ibra will be looking to secure one last big salary before retirement - and it’s unclear how much money Arsenal would be prepared to offer a player in his mid-30s.
Arsenal fans: would Zlatan Ibrahimovic be the perfect summer signing for the Gunners? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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