Despite the possibility of a PSG exit this offseason, Arsenal don’t appear to have interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
For now, at least.
With a crucial Premier League fixture upcoming against Everton on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger has stressed his team’s focus on the match and stated that the transfer market is on the back-burner.
“We are not on that case,” Wenger said. “We have other worries at the moment. It’s short-term. We are not on Zlatan’s case. Even at 34, he’s had a great season at PSG.”
Ibrahimovic, 34, has continued his stellar form throughout the 2015-16 season, most recently recording four goals in Paris Saint-Germain’s 9-0 victory over Troyes.
“At the moment you can understand my priority ahead of Everton is not the transfer market on signings next season,” Wenger said of Ibrahimovic. “I’m just surprised by the name you’ve thrown at me. We’re not thinking of signing anybody at the moment.”
Wenger’s comments suggest that he is simply focused on the rest of the PL season, and it is pretty unrealistic to believe that the Gunners won’t pursue Zlatan if he does become available during the transfer window.
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With a multitude of injuries and goalscoring struggles, Arsenal should certainly be in the market for another option up top. Olivier Giroud‘s 21 goals in all competitions this season is nothing to sneeze at, however, the club has lacked a second route when the Frenchman has failed to find the back of the net.