Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to first team action on December 2nd, taking part in United’s trip to the Emirates.
After having scored 28 goals for the Red in his debut season, the Swede suffered an unfortunate knee ligament damage in the Europa League victory over Anderlecht in April, and he has been on the sidelines ever since. However, the Swedish ace has undergone a rather quick recovery, and is planning to make a comeback before Christmas.
He is considered a versatile and well-rounded footballer, and from a tactical standpoint, the former PSG striker is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, due to his ability to both create and score goals for his team. Although, he is most often deployed as a striker, due to his composure and eye for goal.
Ibrahimovic was released by Manchester United at the end of last season after suffering the terrible injury. However, thanks to his quick recovery, the decorated striker was offered another 1-year contract at Old Trafford. Further, reports claim that he is already prepared for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Despite his absence, the Red Devils have been coping pretty well, with summer signing Romelu Lukaku having been in fine form. Nevertheless, the Swede’s return would undoubtedly be welcomed, to provide the Belgian striker some much-needed support.
Zlatan’s presence against the Gunners will not only boost his teammates’ morale, but would also terrify the Arsenal fans because of the potential plays he could fabricate with Lukaku as a support striker.
Ibrahimovic has recently claimed that he commenced training soon after his knee got operated on, and that he needed no vacation. He had proclaimed: “It’s a new challenge, but I am strong mentally and when I focus on an objective nothing can stop me.”