Nick Webster

Rooney wages no problem for Arsenal says Wenger

Created on 18 Jul., 2013 3:55 PM GMT

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lookig to flex his financial muscle and compete with West London rivals, Chelsea when it comes to the transfer market. The Frenchman has indicated that he'll be ready to match any wage demands that Wayne Rooney might make should the England striker move to the Emirates.

Wenger has said that ArsenalĀ "not have a problem" however it would blow the doors off the Gunners current wage structure.

Rooney's future in Manchester looks increasingly in doubt as new United boss, David Moyes has refused to tell Rooney that he is central to his striking plans. With Robin van Persie the current golden boy, Rooney is feeling marginalised.

Wenger is also aware that Chelsea have made an official bid for the 27-year-old striker and maybe playing a game of poker with Jose Mourinho who he has battled with over the years

After previous transfer dramas for the Gunners when they have lost star players in the form of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and RVP, Wenger looks determined to make noise in the other direction. It is vital that he strenthens his squad as it's been eight seasons since silverware has landed in the red part of North London.

Wenger has also boasted that Fabregas would chose the Emirates over Old Trafford should the Spaniard choose to return to the Premier League.

Fabregas has been linked with a possible move to the Premier League champions however Barcelona are keen to keep the Spanish international at the Camp Nou.

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