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Arsenal sells Szczesny, targets DM, buys Ibrahimovic instead (in Szczesny's FIFA15 game)

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Oh, the places you'll go when you're Wojciech Szczesny and you're playing FIFA 15.

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NBC Sports' Pro Soccer Talk and other media outlets looking to fill the Interlull are "reporting" that Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczesny has been sold to Manchester United for £18.5 million, and after seeking a defensive midfielder to support the team's back four, Arsenal abandoned that search and instead signed PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

At least, that's what Szczesny himself did in a recent game of FIFA15, captured by a Polish film crew working on a story about the goalkeeper. Reportedly, the camera crew caught a glimpse of the game on his TV, and noticed a graphic showing that Arsenal fans were excited about David Ospina's promotion to #1 netminder. At that point, Szczesny revealed that he'd handled the transfer market in the manner of a great number of other FIFA15 players -- that is, to say, the "how-are-you-not-drunk zone."

During the same game, Real Madrid's Karim Benzema became part of the expensive striker platoon at Manchester City, whereas Spurs had to settle for CSKA Moscow's Seydou Doumbia.