Wenger wants to bring England international to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are ready to break the bank to bring Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to the Emirates this summer, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Gunners hierarchy are willing to smash the club’s wage ceiling to bring in a stella signing and out-of-favour Red Devil Rooney is on boss Arsene Wenger’s radar.
PSG, Monaco and Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Rooney, 27, who saw a transfer request rejected by outgoing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this month.
It remains to be seen if the England international is wanted by new Old Trafford boss David Moyes, who has not always seen eye-to-eye with Rooney in the past, but if the former Everton star is allowed to leave Manchester, Arsenal are interested.
Wenger’s top earner is currently Theo Walcott, who signed a new deal earlier this season worth around £90,000-per-week.
But the club are ready to sanction wages well over the £150,000-a-week mark, after securing a host of commercial deals with the likes of kit manufacturer Puma and stadium sponsor Emirates.
The Gunners remain interested in Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic but the player is leaning towards staying in Italy but Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid looks set to snub north London in favour of a move to Juventus.