‘Arsenal should sign Fellaini & Rooney as well as Suárez’

Arsenal legend Frank McLintock wants his old club to sign Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney as well as Luis Suárez

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Wayne Rooney scored 12 Preamier League goals last season Photo: bwin

Arsenal should try to sign Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney, as well as Luis Suárez, according to former Gunners defender Frank McLintock.

The north London club have already submitted two bids for the want-away Liverpool striker but the Reds are adamant that the Uruguayan won’t be leaving Anfield this summer.

Arsene Wenger has also been linked with bids for Everton midfielder Fellaini and unhappy Manchester United striker Rooney in the current transfer window.

And McLintock believes Arsenal need to buy more players than Suárez if the Gunners are serious about ending their eight-year trophy drought.

“As a player he is absolutely fantastic,” McLintock told talkSPORT.

“I would put him in the top five or six players in the world.

“[Olivier] Giroud did reasonably well last year, considering it was his first season in the Premier League, and he scored 17 goals, but he has got no pace and you need pace up the middle.

“I think Suárez could play alongside Giroud and then you have got pace on the flanks and it could be very good. But I think you need more than that and Arsenal, hopefully, will go in for people like Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney.

“I don’t know if that is too much for them but it would be lovely for the fans, who have been waiting for eight, nine years for a top player.”

He added: “Arsenal fans, including myself, get fed up when they see the best players going. This time they have got to say, ‘Right, stop now, we have got to start competing’.

“That is what they told us nine years ago, that they are going to be able to compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, etc.

“Other teams have done that, they have gone out and brought the big players on big wages, and we have come second best all the time. They have got to do it this time.

“If they don’t, I genuinely feel that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal football club will come under so much pressure next year that the fans won’t stand for it any longer.”

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