Emirates Stadium side ready to pull out all the stops in pursuit of Old Trafford star.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to push ahead with concerted moves to bring in Man United striker Wayne Rooney according to the Daily Mirror.
The Old Trafford side confirmed that the 27 year old England international has requested to leave the club though Rooney has in recent days denied doing so, either way Arsenal will battle PSG, Monaco and Chelsea to sign the proven Premier League marksman.
Arsene Wenger has been linked with a myriad of possible striker signings, with speculation rife in relation to Gunners advances for Stevan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain, but perhaps the Arsenal boss is edging more in favour of a player he knows is more than capable of making an impact in the English top tier.
Rooney is Man United’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time and his total of 141 Premier League goals from 277 appearances will clearly attract a great deal of interest this summer and David Moyes may have his work cut out convincing the prolific striker to stay given the history between the two.
Wenger has seen Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud only achieve a moderate level of success in their first season in England, 11 Premier League goals each, and the French boss is set to be handed a hefty transfer war-chest that could make a move for Rooney a realistic one.
Such has been the level of revenue generated by big-money sponsorship deals, most notably with Puma and Emirates, that the North London club are ready to smash their wage ceiling in order to help their pursuit of big name additions.
Wayne Rooney is currently on around £250k a week, in comparison Arsenal’s top earners, Theo Walcott and the aforementioned Podolski, draw a salary of less than £100k a week so clearly such a move to meet the Man United man’s expectations could well lead to a number of Wenger’s squad looking for parity of sorts, seemingly this is not an issue that concerns Arsenal as they look to any means possible to end their lengthy silverware drought.