Arsene Wenger has revealed he will have no qualms over meeting Wayne Rooney’s £200,000 a week wage demands and would consider making a move for the England international should the player be made available.
The Gunners are in the market for a striker and are pursuing the likes of Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain. Wenger believes they may see a see a reverse of last season, with the champions being forced to sell one of their best players to a league rival. The Gunners were compelled to sell Robin van Persie to United, a move which helped the Red Devils lift the Premier League trophy.
Rooney is unsettled at Old Trafford after new United boss David Moyes said he would play as a back-up to Van Persie. Chelsea put a bid in for him on Wednesday, which was rejected.
According to Goal ,he said :
It happened to us last year and it can happen to them.
Rooney is under contract and has two years to go so it’s United who make the decision.
But we would not have a problem with the wages of Rooney.
Man Utd have repeatedly insisted that Rooney is not for sale, but on Wednesday morning it was reported that Chelsea had tabled a bid for the England international.
I am confident that Rooney would be a better player at Arsenal than he ever was at Man United. He is the kind of striker who likes to be involved in link up play but also loves to be in the box to score goals. Rooney at Arsenal along with a couple of new signings would be a vast improvement on any team we have had for the last few years.
However, Arsenal will have to make Rooney the best-paid player in the club’s history to bring him to Emirates Stadium. He earns €240,000-a-week and will not accept a drop in salary. Arsenal have employed a tight wage structure, with their current top earner Theo Walcott on €105,000-a-week, however it may be time to smash it.
As Rooney is just 27 years old, Arsenal would be able to capitalize on almost all of his prime years. Arsenal would therefore not have to worry about the potency of their attack for several years.
I really think the bosses at Arsenal need to really consider Wayne Rooney’s need for a fresh challenge. What could be more challenging than moving to Arsenal and trying to win the league there? Clearly he is unhappy at Old Trafford because golden boy Robin Van Persie has snatched all the attention. Imagine what it would mean for Rooney if he would achieve at Arsenal what RVP couldn’t, getting silverware for the club. That would be his ultimate: “in your face!”
What do you say Gooners?