The Gunners have been linked with a move for Manchester United’s want-away striker.
One of Arsenal’s biggest shareholders has said that he thinks the club should do their utmost to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney according to Goal.com.
Uzbek born businessman Alisher Usmanov has always been a critic of how little the Gunners spend on new players and now wants the club to break the bank to sign the England international.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move to sign Rooney after the striker said he wanted to leave Old Trafford for a fresh start.
Reports have also suggested that Rooney has had talks with two unnamed clubs, one English and one European, about signing for them this summer.
Arsene Wenger has also stated his admiration for Rooney and is ready to pay the £25 million transfer fee and the players £250, 000 per week wages and Usmanov backs Wenger to sign the striker.
“He is a great player, there would be great success for Rooney [if he joined Arsenal] and for Arsenal, too,” said Usmanov.
Arsenal would face competition for Rooney from big spending French sides Paris St Germain and AS Monaco.
The striker is set to have talks with new Manchester United boss David Moyes about his future at Old Trafford having become unsettled during the 2nd half of last season.