Arsenal will not be the only club whose fans will be hoping that they are the club referred to by the brilliant, prolific and always entertaining striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But you may as well save your excitement, Gooners, because it is not going to happen and I will explain why.
The Guardian report yesterday which reveals the PSG and Sweden international star’s words will have a lot of tongues wagging in the football world, with people wondering who the mystery club that Zlatan was referring to when he said his next move would come as a big surprise to everyone, making it sound as though the deal was already agreed.
He said, “Where I go next, it will be a surprise, a very big surprise.”
With all the talk about Arsenal needing a striker to compete with or replace Olivier Giroud, Arsenal fans may be hoping that the player that we nearly signed as an up and coming prospect might finally be heading to north London. But for one thing, the Swede also said that he would be seeing out the final year of his PSG contract first.
But the main reason why Arsenal will not be the surprise club is that Ibrahimovic is all wrong for us. Wenger has been talking about cohesion, continuity and the importance of a happy and united dressing room. Zlatan may be a lot of things, but humble is not one of them and he is not the sort to put a club before himself.
Look what happened when he went to Barcelona and got upset because Messi, arguably the best player ever, was higher than him in the pecking order. Do we really want that to happen at Arsenal?