Most Arsenal fans will probably be hoping for more than one new forward to arrive at the club during the summer transfer window, but we have become a wearily realistic bunch and not a lot of us are that optimistic anymore. If Arsene Wenger is only going to sign one striker before the start of next season, however, he needs to make it a good one.
Not many have the same aura, reputation and history of success as the Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and with the football media reporting that the Swede is keen on a move to the English Premier League when his current contract with the French champions PSG runs out at the end of this season, I reckon he would be the ideal signing for the Gunners.
But Arsenal are not the only club in the market for a top striker and there have been a fair few reports claiming that big spending Man United were set to beat us to the punch. But our chances of winning that transfer battle have just received a big boost, with Sky Sports reporting that the player himself would only consider signing for our EPL rivals if their current manager Louis van Gaal was not in charge at Old Trafford.
With Ed Woodward seemingly set on sticking with the Dutchman even if they fail to gain a Champions League place, could Arsenal be about to win the race for the brilliant Zlatan?