Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out Arsenal making a sensational summer move for Wayne Rooney.
The 27-year-old is expected to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the player handed in a transfer request recently. The England international was booed by most of the Red Devils supporters, during their Premier League title celebrations at Old Trafford at the weekend.
Rooney has been linked with a host of top clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich. Wenger has now refused to deny speculation that the Gunners are trying to bring the forward to north London this summer. The Frenchman said he will discuss the matter at the end of the season, insisting his immediate focus is on securing a top-four finish, by beating Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United this week.
"Look, I'm not in a position today to speak about any transfer targets. What I am focused on is the short term and after the Newcastle game I give you answer about these questions," Wenger told the Mirror.
When asked whether he could ever see such a major player leaving United for Arsenal, Wenger added: "I just told you!"
Arsenal host Wigan at the Emirates on Tuesday, in a match crucial for both teams. The Gunners need all three points so that the club can continue to hold the top-four fate in their own hands, while the Latics have to win to keep their survival hopes alive.
Martinez Confident of Beating Arsenal
Meanwhile, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists his side can keep their top flight status alive, starting with a victory at Arsenal on Tuesday.
The Latics must take all six points from their last two league matches to beat the drop. And the Spaniard believes the confidence provided by their FA Cup final triumph against Manchester City at the weekend will help them defeat Arsenal this evening.
"Mentally we are in a good place after beating one of the top teams in Europe. But it's true everything suggests we don't have enough time to recover and go to the Emirates to get the points," Martinez said.
"But we've done it before and have the vision of our 1-0 win at the Emirates last year fixed in our minds. We're excited about trying to do our own double!" the manager added.