Arsenal should target Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Rio Ferdinand

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal should sign Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Speaking on BT Sport after Ibrahimovic inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 victory in the Champions League Round of 16 against Premier League champions Chelsea on Wednesday night, Ferdinand insisted that the enigmatic forward would give the Gunners a 'winning mentality'. 

Ibrahimovic, of course, is recognised as one of the most revered strikers in world football and could be on the move at the end of the season. 


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With his contract set to come to an end in the French capital, he could be available on a free, but it's it's far from certain as to whether he will finally complete a move to English soil. 

One thing is for sure, despite approaching the final stages of his career, the former Barcelona striker has a great deal to offer. 

Ferdinand hails Zlatan 

Ferdinand certainly believes that Arsene Wenger should take a punt on the Swede, claiming that he could be the catalyst to the club winning silverware. 

The former England defender, as per the Telegraph, stated: "He showed today that even at 34, English clubs should be looking at him as a free transfer.

"This game was decided by clinical play and he [Ibrahimovic] was at the centre of that. He basically ended the tie.

"He would give them [Arsenal] that winning mentality.

"He can be the catalyst to winning things because that's what he does."

Unsurprisingly, following a goal and an assist at Stamford Bridge, his manager Laurent Blanc was also full of praise for the player's efforts. 

The Frenchman insisted, however, that he hopes the forward can stay at his best ahead of the season's end. 

“Ibrahimovic is in stunning form,” said Blanc.

“Let’s hope he can stay like this because we’ve got some big dates ahead.”

Zlatan in the Premier League

He may well be approaching the twilight of his career, but Premier League fans would still love to see the PSG ace strut his stuff in England's elite division. 

He oozes class and would score the goals required to influence big games. Ferdinand has a point when suggesting Arsenal should sign him; the Gunners are clearly in need of a player with the winning mentality that Ibrahimovic most definitely possesses. 

The forward would also prove an upgrade on the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, who continue to fail to produce the goods on a consistent basis. It may well be a risk worth taking for the experienced Gunners chief. 

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