Ibrahimovic would give Arsenal a winning mentality, says Rio Ferdinand

Javier Pastore, Thiago Silvar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi unveiled at PSG

The striker was once again the difference as PSG beat Chelsea on Wednesday.

Paris Saint Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would give Arsenal a winning mentality; Rio Ferdinand has told BT Sport.

The Swedish striker was once again the difference in the Champions League on Wednesday as he scored his side’s second goal in a 2-1 win over Chelsea.

He is set to become a free agent in the summer, with the French champions yet to agree a new contract with the 34-year-old.

And Ferdinand has urged the Gunners to make a move for him, saying he would provide them with the winning mentality they desperately need to start winning titles.

“As a free transfer English clubs should be looking at this guy to come over here,” he told BT Sport.

“[He’d] be the catalyst to winning things because that’s what he does – he wins things.”

“What he’d bring to Arsenal is a mentality, what they’re lacking to win to get over the line and win titles. He’s done that more than anyone.’

Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, it would be unlikely that their side would make a move for Ibrahimovic at this stage of his career.

They are in desperate need of a world-class centre forward, and he is that, but their strict policy on the types of contracts they offer to players over 30 makes it extremely unlikely.

There is no denying though, that he could be the difference for several years yet, and many Gunners supporters would surely be willing to allow them to break their policy to secure him.

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