The possibility to be the star at Arsenal

The arrival of Robin van Persie has meant Rooney is no longer the centre of focus at Manchester United. The England striker is seen as secondary to the Dutchman and will rarely displace van Persie as the lone striker if both are fit. Going into the next World Cup, Rooney needs to feel like he’s the key individual for a team, acting as their talisman and being the primary source of goals. It’s the mentality he needs to transfer to the England squad in Brazil next summer, and a place in the Arsenal team could offer him that status.