Tony Adams warns Arsenal against Wayne Rooney move

Adams warns Arsenal off Rooney move
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Ex-Arsenal captain Tony Adams warns the Gunners against a summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has warned Gunners boss Arsene Wenger against a move for Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester United striker has been persistently linked with a summer switch to the Emirates Stadium, with his future at Old Trafford uncertain under new manager David Moyes.

Adams believes that despite being a quality forward, Rooney may struggle with life in London if he joins either Arsenal or Chelsea during the close season.

He told The Mirror: "I'm not sure Wayne Rooney could handle London. That would be a massive risk for me.

"I don't think it's a question of finances, it's his temperament and mentality. London is a different animal. It takes a different type of player to handle it.

"Wayne is ­a super player and I would love to see him at Arsenal. But I'm not sure about him mentally, off the pitch and his ­professionalism. I wouldn't like to spend my money on Wayne."

The Gunners remain bookies' favourites to sign Rooney this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain also thought to be monitoring his situation closely.

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his team's second goal from a free-kick against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter final on March 10, 2013
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