Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexican has only been on the outskirts of the first team this season and could leave in January for more game time.
The Gunners tried to sign a striker in the summer but failed in pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain & Luis Suarez. A deadline day loan bid for Demba Ba also failed with Jose Mourinho pulling the plug after realising they had signed Mesut Özil.
Several strikers have been linked with January moves to the Emirates Stadium with Karim Benzema & Alexandre Pato the most strongly linked but Wenger still has hopes of luring Suarez to North London.
Hernandez’s goal scoring ability has also put him on Arsenal’s radar. The Mexican international always makes an impact for United but is firmly at the bottom of the pecking order below Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney & Danny Welbeck. His ability means he should be getting more game time than he does currently and so a January move will appeal to the 25-year old.
Although Arsenal are a rival to Manchester United, David Moyes will be open to the idea of selling Hernandez as he doesn’t feature much in his plans. An offer of around £12 million could be enough to secure the South American and that is a bargain considering the threat he possesses.
He is a typical goal poacher and is surprisingly good in the air despite his lack of height. He could act as cover for Olivier Giroud as well as partnering the Frenchman with both players able to offer different skills.
Arsenal sold Van Persie to United last summer that fired them to the title and the Red Devils could reply the favour with Hernandez.