Arsenal transfers: ‘Wayne Rooney would be a great success at Gunners’

Arsenal transfers: Alisher Usmanov believes Manchester United's Wayne Rooney would be a "great success" at The Emirates

wayne rooney
Wayne Rooney has scored 12 Premier League goals this term Photo: The Sport Review

Wayne Rooney would be a “great success” if the Manchester United striker were to join Arsenal, according to Gunners shareholder Alisher Usmanov.

The 27-year-old’s Red Devils future is currently in doubt after the England international had a transfer request rejected at the end of the season.

Rooney, who scored 12 Premier League goals last season, has been linked with a controversial switch to Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Paris Saint-Germain.

And Usmanov reckons the former Everton forward would be a great signing for the north London club.

“He is a great player. If he comes it would be a big success for Arsenal and for Rooney also,” said Usmanov.

Arsenal, who finished fourth last season, are on the brink of landing Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuaín in a £22m deal.

And Usmanov, who has a 29.9 per cent share in the north London outfit, issued his backing for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

“My point of view is that Arsene knows best,” the 59-year-old Russian added.

“Of course, we as shareholders do point out some drawbacks in managing the club, in steering its way through.

“But I believe he is a great coach and he has already proven that last season.”

Jurgen Klopp
Fabrizio Romano reveals Liverpool FC’s plans for next summer signings
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC look to hijack Man City's bid for Jack Grealish - report
Bruno Fernandes
'Welcome': Bruno Fernandes reacts to Man United deal to sign Raphael Varane
Hector Bellerin
Fabrizio Romano confirms Arsenal want to strengthen in this position
Erling Haaland
Ian McGarry: Chelsea FC have offered attacker as part of deal for Erling Haaland
Jurgen Klopp
Fabrizio Romano reveals Liverpool FC’s plans for next summer signings
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC look to hijack Man City's bid for Jack Grealish - report
Bruno Fernandes
'Welcome': Bruno Fernandes reacts to Man United deal to sign Raphael Varane
Hector Bellerin
Fabrizio Romano confirms Arsenal want to strengthen in this position
Erling Haaland
Ian McGarry: Chelsea FC have offered attacker as part of deal for Erling Haaland
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature