Arsenal Join Chelsea in Battle for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney: Nightly Soccer Report

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his club doesn’t have any issues with Wayne Rooney’s reported £250,000 per week wages, and has hinted that he may be willing to enact some revenge on Manchester United for stealing away his prized striker (Robin van Persie) by doing the same thing to United by stealing away Rooney.

After Arsenal’s 7-1 win against a Vietnam XI in Hanoi, Wenger said:

“We do not have any problem with the wages of Rooney. Do I get the sense United would be unwise or unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival? It happened to us. It can happen to them.”

Wenger is talking the talk, but it’s time for him to walk the walk. Instead of taking satisfaction in Manchester United possibly losing Rooney to either Chelsea or Arsenal, it’s time for the Arsenal manager to make a high-profile signing not just to wound United, but to also make a big statement that the Gunners mean serious business about trying to win the Premier League title this season. We’ve already seen the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain potentially fall out of the reach of Arsenal. Now it’s time for Arsenal to sign a deal for Rooney or another potential star.

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

International soccer

Ligue Un

Football League

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