Jack Wilshere has stated his confidence in Wayne Rooney’s potential arrival at Arsenal, and suggested that having the England international striker in the squad will surely bring an end to the club’s long trophy drought.
Arsenal have been linked with multiple strikers this summer, and Rooney’s name has been constantly doing the rounds at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger clearly feels that the squad requires more experience and strikers who can guarantee goals at the highest level. The past few seasons have seen the clubs use makeshift strikers up front, a tactic which has assured quality of passing and creating passage of plays, but not enough goals to challenge for the Barclays Premier League title. It is no coincidence that teams at the top always seem to have a 25+ goal striker.
Rooney’s possible departure from Manchester United gained massive attention when Sir Alex Ferguson told the media about the striker’s second transfer request in recent years at his retirement celebration. Sir Alex had been instrumental in convincing Rooney to stay during his first transfer request, but things could be different with current boss David Moyes, considering the dispute shared by the pair over matters revealed in Rooney’s book. Moyes was Everton’s manager and was responsible for Rooney’s Premier League debut against Arsenal, when he scored as one of the youngest Englishmen off the bench at Goodison Park.
The 27-year old striker was a youth player at Everton from 1996, and his talent was spotted by Moyes, who immediately added him to the first team squad. He accepted a professional contract with the Merseyside club in 2002, and scored 15 goals in 64 appearances for the side. Into his second season at the club, Rooney was wanted by the biggest clubs in England, and United made their intentions clear, signing the striker in 2004 on a long term contract.
According to Metro, Wilshere, who is Rooney’s team mate in the England setup, believes the striker can make the difference at Arsenal, and help the team win their first trophy in nearly a decade.
Wilshere said, “If it happens it would be amazing,’ he said, in the Sun. ‘He is the type of player who can win you trophies.”
“Just to see his name in the team brings fear to the opposition. We could do with more of that.”
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