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Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has urged Arsenal to sign out of favour Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.
Rooney has featured sparingly for Jose Mourinho this season, he was recently linked with a move to China but Redknapp reckons the England captain is still good enough to play in the Premier League and would be a great signing for Arsenal.
In his column in the London Evening Standard as quoted by Football Fancast, Redknapp urged both Arsenal and Rooney to make a move to North London happen, suggesting both parties will benefit from a deal.
“Arsenal should take a gamble and sign Wayne Rooney on a two-year contract. There’s no love lost between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger but Petr Cech moved between the two managers and Wayne deserves the chance to choose his next move.
“Arsenal looked at him a few years ago so we know Arsene is a fan. He would improve that team overnight because they have an issue with attitude and he is a winner.”
Rooney is finding it difficult to force his way back into Mourinho’s starting xi despite being the club’s captain.
He was forced to shut down rumors linking him with a move to China on Friday but as things appear, he is unlikely to stay at Old Trafford beyond the current campaign unless things change drastically before the end of the season.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of strikers in recent weeks but it remains to be seen if the club would consider making a move for Rooney.
There is no doubt that Rooney is a football icon and a great player but I don’t agree that a move to Arsenal would be ideal for us. He’s obviously passed his best and I don’t think we should make a move for him.