Arsenal ready to sign Manchester United and Real Madrid stars this summer as shackles come off their transfer spending.
Arsenal are set to bid for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, according to the Daily Star, and remain in the chase for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Rooney would be the marquee signing that Arsenal fans crave this summer, with the England international a hugely famous name in world football – and equally large in terms of marketing.
No player has scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal than Wayne Rooney, who has ten, and what greater weapon is there than to turn an enemy to your cause?
The Gunners also hope to bring Argentina international Higuain to Emirates Stadium, with the club viewing the Real Madrid star as a perfect foil for Rooney.
Higuain is more of an orthodox striker, a supreme finisher in the box, though he is no mere poacher.
The 25 year-old can drop deep or find space on the wings, and his movement is brilliant.
With Rooney operating behind him pulling the strings as a second striker, Arsenal could have the most formidable attack in the Premier League this season.