With Arsenal having made a transfer bid large enough to trigger the release clause in the Leicester contract of Jamie Vardy, it was clear that Arsene Wenger had decided it was the Premier League star who was the right man to give Arsenal the extra goal power that we lacked last season, even though quite a few football experts suggested that his game and the style of the Gunners were not really suited.
Now we are hearing that Vardy will stay with Claudio Ranieri and so the search goes on for Arsene Wenger, although one candidate spoken about seemed to be already set to sign for our Premier League rivals Manchester United. But maybe there is still a chance that Arsenal could persuade the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to Arsenal rather than Old Trafford.
The Swede’s agent Mino Raiola has made it clear that we wants his client to join Jose Mourinho at United but as revealed in a Metro report, he also admitted that Ibrahimovic has not yet made his own mind up.
He said, ‘Manchester United are a great team with a great coach.
‘I’ve made my decision, but he has not yet made his.’
Surely one big thing in Zlatan’s mind would be the lack of one more shot at the Champions League if he chose United, whereas he may be able to help Arsenal win it for the first time.
I also think that Wenger has his reservations about Zlatan because of the ego involved as well as the massive wages he would demand, but after Vardy’s snub maybe he will realise that he cannot afford to dither and that perhaps it is a risk worth taking.
What do you think Gooners?