There is only one man who really knows if things would have been different if Arsenal had refused to sell our striker Robin van Persie to Premier League rivals Man United or if the Dutch centre forward had not had such a storming first season at Old Trafford.
I have a suspicion, though, that Sir Alex Ferguson might have given it one more year at least as he wanted another title or a major trophy to step aside on a high. And I reckon the same could be true of our own long serving manager. I don’t think we will find out this summer though, because Arsene Wenger needs a minor miracle if he is to get his hands on the EPL trophy again at the end of this season.
The Frenchman does still have a year left on his current contract though and as another year without the title would have us fans driven to distraction, perhaps the boss should be looking for a player that can do for hom what the little boy did for Fergie.
How about the PSG and Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovich? He proved once again last night, setting up the French champions first and scoring their second to cap a top performance against Chelsea, that he is still a class act and he is apparently available ion a free contract this summer and is looking at a stint in the Premier League.
Not only is the Swede a brilliant footballer, he is a winner. Since winning the Dutch Eredivisie with Ajax in 2002, Zlatan has claimed a Champions medal 12 times and is set to make that 13 at the end of this season. He has done it with six different clubs in four different countries and would surely bring a much needed winning mentality to north London.
So should Wenger be giving the big man a call?