Arsenal not in for Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'at the moment' says Arsene Wenger
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 18/03/16 12:08pm
Arsenal are not attempting to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic "at the moment", according to Arsene Wenger.
The Sweden superstar has hinted he is ready to move to England when his Paris Saint-Germain contract is up in the summer, and newspaper reports on Friday claimed London is his preferred destination.
Ibrahimovic famously snubbed Arsenal's interest as a youngster at Malmo when Wenger asked him to take part in a trial match.
But the Gunners boss did not completely rule out a renewed move for the 34-year-old when the question was put to him ahead of Saturday's trip to Everton.
"At the moment no we are not on that case," he said. "Where we are at the moment is short term. We are not on Zlatan's case.
"At the moment my priority is not to go in the transfer market about possible signings. We are not at the moment thinking of signing anybody."
Wenger will this weekend come up against another striker he has monitored in the past, Everton's Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku was linked with Arsenal before leaving Anderlecht for Chelsea as a teenager, and Wenger said: "Yes, we knew him in Belgium but at the time he opted to go to Chelsea.
"He is developing every year. His finishing is better, his technical is better. He has better numbers."