Arsenal seems to be beleaguered by protests despite having a strong boss Arsene Wenger, while Wayne Rooney got axed Thursday from being the captain by a England's futurist boss Gareth Southgate. Two recent events in the current FA Cup season seem to coincidence to meet. And while Wayne is reportedly bound to go to Chinese Super League, Wenger was advised to get Rooney fast to improve the leader-less Arsenal squad overnight.
Harry Redknapp, former Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers boss, advised in his column for the Evening Standard that Arsenal should take a gamble on the Manchester United's 31-year-old Rooney, who is leaving out. He said that Rooney's leadership would be "invaluable" to the Gunners. The news on Rooney's transfer to Arsenal has been going on since last month during this current FA Cup season.
Rooney glittered on for winning five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League during his Old Trafford. He captained both Manchester United and the England national team, playing much of his career as a forward and midfielder. He is touted as the highest goal scorer for Manchester United. It has been so long excellent playing for Rooney starting when he joined the youth team of Everton. He has 15 years playing since making professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16.
There is only a bitter truth that gets on Rooney and it is his waning performance. Despite his decline in the recent years, he has produced five goals and 10 assists this FA Cup season. But for Redknapp, Rooney can lead the Arsenal's younger players like there was no team leader during Monday's FA Cup win over Sutton United.
Meanwhile a news report said that the 31-year-old agent Paul Stretford is currently in China to negotiate the forward's potential transfer from Manchester United. The travel just followed after Redknapp made loud noise in his column that Arsenal should make "shock bid" to have Chinese Super League-bound Wayne Rooney sign a contract this FA Cup season to improve Arsenal overnight. He added to allow Rooney to play in China would be a massive mistake much like Roy Keane before.