Arsenal are reportedly interested in making a January move for Manchester United’s out of favour striker Javier Hernandez, according to reports in Daily Mail.
The 25 year old has been at Old Trafford since moving to England from Liga MX outfit Guadalajara during the summer of 2010 and 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, he has remained a peripheral figure.
The report suggests Arsenal’s scouting network has kicked into overdrive, with Hernandez emerging as a January target and have discussed a shock move for the Mexican, as fears grow over Olivier Giroud’s workload. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez remains Wenger’s dream signing, but Hernandez is high on the list of alternatives. The Gunners have compiled an extensive dossier on the Mexico striker following numerous scouting missions.
A few days back former Gunner Carlos Vela told the media that Hernandez may consider leaving United this January and Hernandez re-tweeted this story on his official Twitter account and later removed the tweet from his page – this has led to much speculation over the future of the forward. He has scored a respectable 54 goals in 125 appearances for United since arriving in 2010, despite typically being used as an impact sub by Sir Alex Ferguson and current boss David Moyes.
Hernandez is an out and out goal scorer, someone who is famed for making an impact when coming off the bench. He possesses the quick burst of pace and the guile to outsmart opposition 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.
Olivier Giroud has been amazing this term but as has been said before, Arsenal lack depth in the forward position. The Gunners definitely do need another striker in the squad to act as a backup or to support the Frenchman in the attack. He would definitely be a good addition to the squad and will get much more game time with the Gunners than at United. He will be available for a good price and reasonable wages plus we would be getting a top class striker who is a genuine finisher.
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The move sounds slightly unrealistic considering United will be reluctant to sell to a direct rival but if the player insists on joining the Gunners then there is little the Old Trafford side can do. Arsenal also were in a similar kind of situation last year when Van Persie insisted on moving to United with the North London side were eventually forced to sell. So, it won’t be impossible to sign him if Wenger is really interested.
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