The Frenchman has lauded the former
Paris Saint-Germain marksman as a
born winner but believes his age could
count against him taking England’s top
flight by storm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes
Manchester United striker Zlatan
Ibrahimovic could struggle to thrive in
the Premier League due to his age.
Ibrahimovic, who scored 50 goals in all
competitions for Paris Saint-Germain
last season, is gearing up for his
maiden Premier League campaign after
joining United on a free transfer this
But Wenger is unsure whether the
Swede, who turns 35 in October, will
flourish in England.
“Honestly I don’t know [how he will get
on],” Wenger told Arsenal’s official
“Going for him is his class, his talent,
his desire to do well. What goes against
him is that he is not the youngest
player anymore, so you are questioned
about that in every game.
“From what I saw of him last year at
Paris Saint-Germain, it was his most
complete season as an individual
player and as a team player. He
became a really great team player last
“On the mental aspect he will bring
something to Man United as well. He is
a winner, he has charisma and he will
give them a strength as well as his
individual quality.”
United finished fifth in the Premier
League last term, five points behind
second-placed Arsenal.