Gunners have a reported £70m transfer war chest to splash.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has given a strong indication that the north London club would be interested in signing unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney for next season, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The England international has been the subject of intense speculation of late linking the player with a move away from Old Trafford when the summer transfer window once again swings open into action on July 1.
Rooney, 27, reportedly handed in a transfer request to previous United manager Sir Alex Ferguson towards the back end of last season, although the attacker himself has subsequently denied this.
Either way, though, the player’s future with the Red Devils is under question, despite the fact that Rooney has netted an impressive 197 goals for United in only 400 matches, including 141 Premier League strikes in just 277 fixtures.
And Wenger has now spoken for the first time about the stories linking Rooney with a summer switch to the Emirates, telling Al Jazeera: “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 …. we will see.
“It will be interesting to see how that will be handled.”
Watch Wenger’s interview below: