Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to sign PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes English clubs - namely Arsenal - must do all they can to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.

The Sweden international's Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of the season and he will likely be the subject of interest from several European giants.

Ibrahimovic was in sublime form once again against Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night, teeing up Adrien Rabiot's opener and scoring his side's second during a vital 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, 4-2 on aggregate.


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His display prompted Ferdinand to urge Premier League clubs to sign him.

The former England international said on BT Sport, according to the Daily Mail: "He [Zlatan] showed tonight that even at 34, as a free transfer English clubs should be looking at this guy to come over here and be the catalyst to winning things because that’s what he does - he wins things."

He commended the quality of football PSG displayed against Chelsea, with Ibrahimovic the focal point of his side's attack.

"This game was decided by clinical top-level play and he was at the centre of that both times, one with an assist and one with a goal which basically ended the tie."

Asked if the Swede would be a good fit for Arsenal, who have lacked a world-class striker since Robin van Persie's departure, Ferdinand replied: "What he'd bring to Arsenal is a mentality, what they’re lacking to win.

"To get over the line and win titles. He’s done that more than anyone."

Ibrahimovic has previously spoken of his desire to join Arsenal, but his future remains largely uncertain amidst interest from Manchester United.

However, 23 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances this season suggests the Gunners should do all they can to lure him to the Emirates Stadium if they're to finally end their 12-year title drought.

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