Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that French champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered huge damage to their side when Zlatan Ibrahimovic departed at the end of last season, signing for Manchester United.

The former Swedish international left the French champions when his contract expired and penned a one-year deal with the Red Devils.

The Gunners manager, whose side are set to take on Unai Emery's team in their Champions League group stage opener, insists that their hosts will never be the same without the services of Ibrahimovic.

According to the veteran manager, the 34-year-old was a driving force at the club and his departure has done big damage. 

Wenger also noted that with a new manager at the helm, PSG are still trying to get into their groove. 


“They will be continue to be the dominant team in France but they lost more than a player with Ibrahimovic”, Wenger told his club's official website.

“He was the leader, the captain, a charismatic carrier of the ambition of the club and it’s always difficult to measure when you lose a player of that stature, how big the damage is.

“At the moment they have also changed managers so they are trying to find their feet at the moment.”

Ibrahimovic has so far managed a total of four goals in four Premier League matches for his new side and will face Arsene Wenger's team in November.