Ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, highlighting the Swedish international’s attitude as well as his unbelievable quality, as reported by talkSPORT.
Ibrahimovic’s contract with PSG comes to an end this summer, and the 34-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and the Premier League – even admitting that he’d been in contact with one or more clubs in England (via the Metro).
We’re unquestionably in need of a new striker, as the current options available to us just aren’t cutting it. Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are far too streaky, while Danny Welbeck is incredibly inconsistent too. They’ve all got their strengths, but none are even close to matching the quality of Ibrahimovic.
Merson claims we can’t turn down the chance to sign the Swede this summer, as he’d bring something different to the club that we haven’t seen in a while.
“I would have him at Arsenal all day long. He is better than what they have got,” Merson said.
“He brings his own opinion and very rarely you see a player at Arsenal with their own opinion. And he is a winner. Everywhere he has gone he has won league trophies.
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“I think he is priceless. He has that arrogance with him but he performs at the same time. He is not just arrogant and no good. I would take him, definitely.”
It’s questionable whether Arsene Wenger would be willing to bring such a huge ego into the club, or whether he’d be willing to match what would more than likely be huge wage demands.
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Nobody would dare question the quality of the former Barcelona star, but he has a history of upsetting the balance at clubs when he’s not the big fish. Other than perhaps Alexis Sanchez, we don’t really have any other big egos at the club, but we don’t want players like Alex Song or William Gallas who could destroy the club’s ethos.