We will not know until the end of the current Premier League season what sort of plans Arsene Wenger has for the Arsenal squad in the transfer market, or even whether it will be the Frenchman in charge of things for the Gunners for that matter. A lot could depend on just how well the current Arsenal players can perform between now and mid May.
That has not stopped the football media keeping the rumour mill going though, and the subject of quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours recently has been the possible move to the English Premier League of the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic whose contract with PSG is about to end. I have read some reports suggesting that Arsenal are the Swedish striker’s favourite option and with the Gunners having had scoring problems all season then it would appear to be a match made in heaven.
But Wenger was asked this week about the rumours and Sky Sports have reported that the boss was quick to deny that he was trying to sign Ibrahimovic. So on the surface it looks like Arsenal can forget about this particular signing, except that Wenger’s words were not quite as definitive as the report suggests.
He said, “At the moment no we are not on that case. Where we are at the moment is short term. We are not on Zlatan’s case.
“At the moment my priority is not to go in the transfer market about possible signings. We are not at the moment thinking of signing anybody.”
Does this just mean that Wenger and the club are busy with the current season right now and will get the business of transfers when the dust has settled? And will Zlatan then be one of the players Wenger looks at? I certainly hope so. Let’s see if he is still the subject of Arsenal transfer rumours at the end of the season….