In my opinion Rooney would be a dream signing. He needs a fresh challenge, is approaching his peak, and is the sort of player we are crying out for. English, strong, a fighter and can play technical football of our style. He is head and shoulder above any striker (or player) we have too.
People who say we cant afford him need to open their mind. If four players wages total 250k and are let go, then it makes logical sense that we can afford this for one player of higher quality. I believe wenger WOULD know this and act accordingly, being the economic pragmatist he is.
Arsene wasted 50 million after we were humbled 8-2 by man u on players of sub standard quality ina quick fix attempt, all who could go now. He is not afraid to spend like people think, just a bit unsure how to. If he can get rooney, who man u owe us after RVP transaction, then it will go along way to making a statement.