• Premier League

Wenger coy on Rooney speculation

ESPN staff
May 14, 2013
Where will Wayne Rooney be next season?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would not rule out a shock move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to reports.

On Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the unsettled Rooney had recently requested to leave the club, stating the 27-year-old was not keen to play in United's 2-1 win over Swansea.

However, when asked about Arsenal's summer transfer targets, Wenger remained coy on whether the Gunners would consider a move for the out-of -sorts forward.

"Look, I'm not in a position today to speak about any transfer targets," Wenger told The Mirror. "What I am focused on is the short term and after the Newcastle game I give you answer about these questions."

When asked whether he could see Rooney swapping Manchester for North London, Wenger responded: "I just told you."

Ironically it has been the form of ex-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who moved to Old Trafford last summer, which has aided the disruption of Rooney's run in the United starting eleven.

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