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Arsenal Transfers: 5 Players Wenger Must Buy To Catch United

intent in the transfer market this summer, however all that's constituted thus far is the signing of Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer. WhatCulture looks at five players who would help Arsenal compete at the top of the Premier League table once again...

5. Wayne Rooney

wayne rooney Of all the names Arsenal have been linked with so far this year, none are bigger and more illustrious than the marketing machine that is Wayne Rooney. The Englishman is a modern icon of the Premier League, which is inherently linked with a picture of a screaming Rooney in a Manchester United kit. Signing a player with such a global profile would be huge for Arsenal not only in footballing terms, but also in terms of the intent it would show the world and the countless replica shirts the name Rooney would shift. On the pitch, Rooney offers the world class quality that has allowed his status to rise to that of an internationally recognised superstar. Enough adjectives have been utilised to describe Rooney's finishing, pace and sheer technique; all crucial assets that would be added to the Arsenal fold would he be signed. Gunners' fans have often bemoaned the lack of a world-class finisher, what better way for Wenger to silence the doubters than by capturing the most celebrated English player of his generation?

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