Harry Redknapp believes that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would give Arsenal the winning mentality that they need.
In his London Evening Standard column, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss urged Arsene Wenger to make a move for the United outcast in the summer.
Rooney’s future has been a major talking point this season due to his failure to keep a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s first team.
Despite recently becoming United’s all-time leading goalscorer with 250 to his name, the 31-year-old is not first choice and has started just eight Premier League matches.
On Thursday, Rooney dismissed reports that he will leave for the Chinese Super League before next week’s transfer deadline, but whether he remains at United beyond this season remains to be seen.
Redknapp believes that the England captain should stay in the Premier League and move down to North London.
Rooney has previously been linked with the Gunners, but he resisted transfers in order to stay at United – a club he has represented for the past 13 years.
It appears, though, that the forward’s time with the Red Devils is coming to an end.
“Arsenal should take a gamble and sign Wayne Rooney on a two-year contract. There’s no love lost between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger but Petr Cech moved between the two managers and Wayne deserves the chance to choose his next move.
“Arsenal looked at him a few years ago so we know Arsene is a fan. He would improve that team overnight because they have an issue with attitude and he is a winner.”