Arsenal are reportedly interested in making a shock swoop for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez this month, according to reports in Metro.
The 25 year old has failed to establish himself as a regular, despite proving his worth with a number of crucial goals from the substitute’s bench over the last three years.
The report states that Arsene Wenger has targeted both Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov as potential acquisitions, but it’s the current Man United man who’s the preferred option.
It further states that a £15 million bid would be enough to tempt David Moyes into selling the striker, who has largely played second fiddle to Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and even Danny Welbeck this campaign.
The Mexican international has struggled for game time since his move to Old Trafford in 2009, despite the fact that he has maintained a tidy goal to minutes played ratio. Rumours have been rife over the past few months that he could depart United if his standing in the pecking order didn’t improve and it now looks as though that the Gunners will steal the initiative.
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He is an out and out goal scorer, someone who is famed for making an impact when coming off the bench. He possesses a quick burst of pace and the guile to outsmart opposition’s defences with clever movement and an uncanny ability to pop up in the right place at the right time. He is proven Premier League quality and has the tools to poach goals. His record of 54 goals in 134 appearances is all the more laudable given that 55 of those appearances came from the bench.
The Gunners have been heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud this term and have had to bring Nicklas Bendtner back into the first team set-up, however the Dane has now also suffered an injury sustained during Arsenal’s win over Cardiff City. With Wenger looking to sustain a title challenge, prevail over Bayern Munich in the Champions League and enjoy a FA Cup run, another striker is a necessity.
He won’t be a threat to Giroud and could perfectly complement him should Wenger decide to make a switch to the 4-4-2 formation in the latter stages of matches. He is an excellent striker and will certainly thrive at Arsenal. He won’t cost us much, already has Premier League experience and with the creative force we have at the Emirates, he will score plenty of goals.
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