Jack Wilshere: Wayne Rooney would be ‘amazing’ at Arsenal
Jack Wilshere admits he would be thrilled to see Wayne Rooney join Arsenal this summer amid uncertainty over the striker's future
Jack Wilshere admits he would be thrilled to see Wayne Rooney join Arsenal this summer, describing the Manchester United striker as a “player who can win you trophies”.
The 27-year-old’s future at Old Trafford has been a source of relentless speculation in recent weeks since it emerged that he had a transfer request rejected by the Red Devils towards the end of last season.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs to have been linked with a move for the England international, who is expected to hold talks about his future with new United boss David Moyes this week.
And Wilshere would be delighted to see Rooney seal a move to Emirates Stadium ahead of next season.
“If it happens, it would be amazing,” Wilshere told ESPN.
“He’s the type of player who can win you trophies. And just to see his name on the team-sheet brings fear to the opposition. We could do with a little more of that.”
When asked if Rooney has been a role model for him, Wilshere continued: “Definitely. When he first broke onto the scene, he was 16 and scored an amazing goal against Arsenal.
“Then he was playing in the Euros at 18 and I think he’s been England’s best player for the last eight years.
“When a young player like myself or [Theo] Walcott, or [Alex Oxlade-]Chamberlain, comes into the senior [England] team, he puts his arm around you and looks after you.”
Rooney scored 12 league goals and made 10 assists, despite being limited to just 22 top-flight starts for the Red Devils last season.