Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he came close to joining Arsenal. "When I was in Malmo there was someone who invited me to Arsenal to see Mr Wenger," Ibrahimovic told Eurosport.

"And I went there, I saw Patrick Vieira and the other big players who were there and when I met Wenger we spoke a little bit.

"Then I also had Monaco, Ajax and Roma who contacted me. But in the end Ajax were keener. I think it was a better solution for me even if Wenger is doing fantastic job with the young guys."