Zlatan Ibrahimovic would take Arsenal to another level

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks dejected

The Swedish star would be a fantastic addition to the Arsenal squad this summer.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores their first goalZlatan Ibrahimovic in action for United

Manchester United officially announced their list of released players yesterday, which somewhat surprisingly included Zlatan Ibrahimovic, given Jose Mourinho's obvious admiration of the Swede.

Despite the serious knee injury suffered by the 35-year-old in April, there will surely be a lengthy queue for his signature, with the former Barcelona and Inter Milan man seemingly recovering well.

His availability on a free transfer represents a fantastic opportunity for a top tier club to obtain a world-class player's services for at least a year, for minimal cost, aside from his substantial wage demands of course.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action

One club in particular that could really benefit from signing the the 6ft 5in striker is Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger's squad currently bereft of any kind of real winners.

The Gunners have arguably not had a real leader of men amongst their ranks since they sold Patrick Vieira to Juventus in 2005, and the addition of the Swede could help take them to another level, subsequently enabling them to mount a more sustained Premier League title challenge next term.

The north Londoners could lose their best player - Alexis Sanchez, this summer, and whilst Wenger will be expected to spend heavily on replacing the Chilean, should he leave, he could also supplement any potential new arrivals with the added bonus of bringing Zlatan to the Emirates.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic shoots at goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic in actions

In fact, the Frenchman should consider bringing in Ibrahimovic even if he somehow manages to convince Sanchez to remain at the club.

The technically brilliant target man would offer Arsenal something totally different in the final third, and with his ability to conjure up a little bit of magic at any time, he would certainly offer the Gunners a more potent threat in forward areas.

One potential stumbling block could be his extortionate wage demands, but the Gunners should make an exception and break their stringent wage structure, because Zlatan's potential arrive at the Emirates would surely give them a fantastic chance of winning their first league title since 2004.

Manchester United's Zlatan IbrahimovicZlatan Ibrahimovic

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