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Ibrahimovic also arrived from Ligue 1 last season, joining Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain as he scored 17 league goals and 28 in all competitions.
"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League, and we need to change it".
Wenger has the challenge of trying to shift players from Arsenal's bloated ranks, but he suggested Chelsea have made a rod for their own back after typically sending over 20 players on loan in recent seasons.
The beginning of the Premier League also means the end of summer.
Wenger's new signings Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette have both slotted into the squad well and instead of worrying about the staggering wage demands of two players, the boss to look to his new arrivals to fresh hope of a title win.
'With Lacazette, it's simple.
"We've got our first game this Friday coming and we can't wait to get started". His record in France is to score one in 80 minutes.
"We were never close", he added when asked about Arsenal moving for Mahrez. Their opening-day failures have often contributed to a restless mood among fans heading into the final weeks of the transfer window, and Wenger will be keen to avoid a repeat of that when his team hosts Leicester at the Emirates on Friday.
Manchester City's unfamiliarity with Brighton and Hove Albion can help Chris Hughton's promoted side start their Premier League campaign with an upset win on Saturday, midfielder Solly March has said.
Arsenal have reportedly offered Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000 a week in a last-ditch attempt to secure his long-term future with the club.
After what was a largely hard season for Arsenal, finishing outside the top four for the first time in 20 years, they ended the campaign on a high by beating Chelsea to lift the FA Cup.
The Algerian was the best player in the Premier League a couple of seasons ago and would've brought something different to the likes of Iwobi, Wilshere and Mesut Özil.