Gunners chief Arsene Wenger wants to continue spending big money on proven talent…
Arsenal will approach Manchester United with an offer of £40m for Wayne Rooney in January, but could eventually bid even higher to land their man, reports the Mirror.
The Gunners stunned the football world with the surprise £42m acquisition of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, and Arsene Wenger is hungry to re-enter the market and bring in more world-class talent.
Ozil played beautifully on his debut during a 3-1 win away to Sunderland, while Wayne Rooney returned to action for United and bagged a delicous free-kick that helped secure the three points for David Moyes’ side.
Rooney had been out with a head injury, but Moyes was delighted with his contribution.
“It was a nasty cut and it’s still tender, so we had to be careful with him, but he wanted to play and once he told me he was fine I had no hesitation,” said the Scot.
“He’s scored a terrific goal and that will do him good.
“He even won a couple of headers for us, so that’s a good sign.”
Moyes refused to sell the striker in the summer transfer window to Chelsea, and following a long, unnervy dispute – the pair seem to be back on amicable terms.
With Arsenal looking so dangerous following the Ozil capture, it seems even more unlikely that United would sell Rooney to them in January, having worked so hard to keep him after his second transfer request.