Could Man United’s Rooney resurrect career at Arsenal?

Harry Redknapp has tipped Wayne Rooney to push for an exit from Manchester United, and believes he could still succeed at Chelsea or Arsenal.

The striker is England’s all-time top goalscorer, but has seemingly gone of the boil in recent years, and has now lost his regular slot in the United first-team.

Rooney has been utilised in a number of different positions at both club and international level over the past year, with contrasting results, and Redknapp now believes that will not settle in his current situation.

He said: “Wayne Rooney won’t take not playing at Manchester United for much longer. That situation is going to come to a head sooner rather than later if he doesn’t get back in the team.

“He would be a great signing for a couple of seasons and could have a major impact on a Premier League club. He could tip the balance for a top-four team if United were to let him go.

“I’d take Wayne at Arsenal or Chelsea and he has to play as a No 9 or 10 — midfield isn’t for him yet.”

Arsenal do not look shy in attacking options currently, with Alexis Sanchez slyly beginning to flourish in his newfound central role, and with Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez all hoping to play there part in the season also.

I’ve always been a fan of Rooney’s ability for England and United, but is no longer the player he was, and I think he is finally paying the price for becoming the first-team star so young, with the pressures that come with it.

Would Rooney be a welcome addition at the Emirates Stadium? Could he bring something different to our attacking options? Or is Harry simply losing the plot?

Pat J

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  1. Dennis says:

    offtopic: Is it me or does Gareth southgate look like sacha baron cohen lol

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Too Late. I Wayne Rooney of several years ago when he scored 30 goals yes. But not now
    Same with Jackson Martinez of a few years ago or Benzema of a few years ago. Now too old

    We have Giroud who is 30 and Lucas Perez who is 28. We need a more youthful attacker early to mid 20’s

  3. Big G says:

    Wayne Rooney’s best football years are behind him, he hasn’t looked the quality player he was 4 or 5 years previously. Rooney would cost millions for us to buy and combined with his wages ect. I don’t believe Arsenal would pay that amount just for a couple of years for a player past his prime. I say no to Rooney coming to Arsenal, i don’t believe the service we would get from the player would warrant the amount spent but if Arsenal did decide to buy assuming it became possible, who would you drop to accommodate him?

  4. Simon_MrMac says:

    He’d get less minutes at Arsenal than Man U – so he’d never move here

  5. citrenoogeht says:

    He wouldn’t even make it onto the bench of my reserves team at Arsenal. Harry Redknapp has a cheek LOL… not good enough for Man UTD but could revive his career at Arsenal? WTF

  6. Ramterta says:

    rooney had the abilities to be admired at his prime.
    But now he is not the player he ince was and we have so many players better than him

  7. Twig says:

    At Everton, yes

  8. Wilshegz says:

    No he can’t, where ll he play? up front he has lost his scoring touch, in CAM he cnt bench Ozil n the likes of Wilshere and Ramsey are still pushing for starting XI football.
    he should just go to MLS and join Drogba,Lampard etc or better, stay at United and keep pulling them back.

  9. bigperf says:

    Lol i cant believe you even wrote an article on that ????? the guy is done, if hes no use for United why would he be useful at arsenal??

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