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Arsenal not in for Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'at the moment' says Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger says he's focusing on the end of the season before thinking about signing players, after Arsenal were linked with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his team's second goal against Chelsea
Image: Ibrahimovic could move to England when his Paris Saint-Germain deal is up in the summer

"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."

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Emirates FA Cup sixth round match between Ever
Image: Everton striker Romelu Lukaku was on Arsene Wenger's radar before he left Belgium as a teenager

Wenger will this weekend come up against another striker he has monitored in the past, Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

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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."

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