Gunners could pay England striker’s reported £250,000-a-week wages.
Arsene Wenger has again hinted at Arsenal’s new financial clout after admitting the club “would not have a problem” affording Wayne Rooney’s wages.
Rooney has reportedly been left “angered and confused” by comments from new United boss David Moyes and was the subject of a rejected bid from Chelsea this week.
The England striker, 27, is thought to be on at least £250,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford and would likely cost in excess of £30m.
The Gunners lost Robin van Persie to United for £23m last summer but the Frenchman believes there is no reason why former Everton star Rooney couldn’t move in the opposite direction.
“It happened to us last year and it can happen to them,” Wenger is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“Rooney is under contract and has two years to go so it’s United who make the decision. But we would not have a problem with the wages of Rooney.”