Following this morning’s comments by Arsenal legend Tony Adams that Rooney might not be able to handle the temptations on offer in London, his form teammate Ray Parlour has joined the conversation saying that Wenger should press ahead with the singing of the England international.

Here is what the ex-Gunner said on the Talksport radio show: Wayne Rooney is a quality player and he is at that sort of age where he should have matured now,” the former Arsenal midfielder told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“When you are young, you do things you shouldn’t have done. You just have to learn from it. I certainly did that.

“He might need a change from Manchester United. He is a fantastic player so, if there is anybody of that calibre on the market, I’m sure Arsenal must be looking for him.

“That’s where they have struggled since [Robin] van Persie left. [Olivier] Giroud did OK last season, but they definitely need more firepower.

“It might be a new challenge for him. He can go to Arsenal and become a hero if he goes there and bang in 25 goals. And I promise you they will create lots of chances for Wayne Rooney.”