Emirates Stadium side ready to smash wage ceiling in pursuit of top talents.
Arsenal are reportedly confident of putting together a package that will entice Man United striker to the Emirates Stadium according to the Daily Star.
The North London club believe they have a genuine chance of securing the signing of the Old Trafford star, who is said to have issued a verbal transfer request though the 27 year old has since refuted the claim made by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Arsenal are said to be ready, willing and able to meet Rooney’s reported £200k a week wage demands, a move that would smash the Gunners wage ceiling.
Wenger is closing in on a deal to sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain and is keen to also welcome Rooney to the club with the hope of playing the England international in a slightly withdrawn role behind the Argentine in a ‘dream’ attack pairing.
Such a move would perhaps leave Olivier Giroud wondering quite where he fits in at Arsenal, with the French forward having a relatively successful first season at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger seems certain to offload supporting strikers Nicklas Bendtner, Gervinho, Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-Young to make way for new attacking additions.
Arsenal do seem to be closing in on Bernabeu marksman Gonzalo Higuain, with the player’s brother, Nicolas, admitted an Arsenal deal is close to being completed for the 25-year-old, stating;
“I cannot deny that Gonzalo is now close to Arsenal,” he said.