Emirates Stadium side set sights on Old Trafford star.
Arsenal have reportedly registered their interest in Man United attacker Wayne Rooney according to Goal.com.
The 27 year old has requested to leave Old Trafford though Man United have repeatedly stated that the England international is not for sale.
Rooney is apparently unwilling to work under David Moyes, who has been confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Man United, and as such a number of prospective suitors are likely to make their interest in the former Everton man known.
Arsenal are just one of a host of sides who have expressed their interest in Rooney with the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all asking to be kept informed of developments.
Arsene Wenger could well do with strengthening his Gunners attack but a successful move for Rooney would have to entail the North London side offering at least twice their record transfer fee as well as a wage offer more than twice that of their current highest-earners.
Summer signings Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have had decent, if not spectacular, first seasons in English football and Wenger could well be after a more prolific marksman to spearhead the Arsenal attack.
Though Rooney has been used in a more withdrawn role at Man United this term, sitting behind Robin Van Persie, Wenger’s interest would presumably with a view to bringing a proven goal-scorer, a role that may well be preferable to the Man United man.
A move to the capital could tempt Rooney though one would imagine Chelsea could offer the player far better personal terms.
Rooney has racked up 197 goals since joining Man United in August 2004, making him the club’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time.