Arsenal transfers: ‘Wayne Rooney would be a risky signing’

Arsenal transfers: Tony Adams believes signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United would be a "massive risk" for Gunners

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Wayne Rooney scored 16 goals last season Photo: bwin

Tony Adams believes signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United would be a “massive risk” for Arsenal.

The 27-year-old’s future has been a source of constant speculation in recent weeks after it emerged that the striker had a transfer request rejected by the Red Devils towards the end of the season.

Arsenal are among the clubs touted as a possible destination for the England international, with cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain also linked having been a swoop for the forward.

However, former Arsenal captain Adams has questioned Rooney’s mentality away from the pitch and does not know if he would be able to settle in the capital.

“I’m not sure Wayne Rooney could handle London, to be completely honest. That would be a massive risk for me,” Adams told talkSPORT.

“I don’t think it’s a question of finances. I think it’s his temperament and mentality. London is a different animal. I think it takes a different type of player [to handle it].

“I think Wayne is unquestionably a super player and I’d love to see him at the Arsenal. Technically he’s a fantastic player but I’m not sure about him mentally, off the pitch, and his professionalism.

“I know Sir Alex Ferguson has dealt with Wayne brilliantly over the last few years and I’m sure Arsene could handle him, but I’m not sure. I wouldn’t like to spend my money on Wayne.”

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