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Wenger: “Who would turn down Rooney?”

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has finally spoken out regarding his wish to sign coveted Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney. The Daily Mail reported the Frenchman expressing his indirect admiration for the 27 year old barely a few hours after the forward scored a scorcher for England in their 2-2 draw against Brazil.

Speaking to news channel Al Jazeera, the 63 year old said: “Rooney could be an interesting player for everybody in the world, who would turn him down? David Moyes's first challenge is to go in to Manchester and bridge the gap between him and Rooney. If that is feasible or not depends on his personality and if Rooney bears a grudge or not, we will see. It will be interesting to see how that will be handled.”


Wenger’s carefully chosen words could easily be translated to his wish to land in Rooney at the Emirates – something that he would definitely try to realise. The Frenchman has been constantly linked with the England International since a few weeks post the latter’s battles with Sir Alex Ferguson. The forward could prove to be a massive addition to the Gunners’ squad, who have been in search of a solid goal machine ever since Robin van Persie’s departure to Old Trafford.

However, Arsenal’s recent poor trophy record could surely act as a major deterrent for Rooney to opt for a move to the Emirates. The Englishman has been winning trophies with the Red Devils ever since his arrival from Everton in 2004 and he would obviously wish for a transfer to a club which has a recent proven record of winning silverware. Thus Wenger would need to provide Rooney with loads of incentives, to lure him to Emirates and the present scenario with clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG (who have made a massive offer for him) certainly doesn’t add to the probability of such a move taking place.