With Gervinho to Marseille all but sealed if reports are to be believed, Arsene Wenger will be on the look out for a potential winger, who can no doubt provide a better sevice than the Ivory Coast international.
As Arsene Wenger is currently taking a holiday in Brazil, he will certainly be keeping a close eye on the Confederations Cup, especially on Uruguayan ace, Abel Hernandez. After recently impressing with 4 goals against Tahiti, Hernandez is considered one of the best young talents in the game at only 22.
With guaranteed interest from Arsenal after Hernandez’s current club, Palermo, of Serie A, rejecting a bid of close to £15 million for the winger in 2012, expect Wenger to test Palermo’s nerve with a much lower bid as ‘il Rosanero’ were relegated to Serie B for season 2013/14 after finishing a disappointing 18th.
Abel Hernandez certainly fits the Arsenal mould that Wenger looks for, as is still young and while talented, the Uruguayan number 11 is still yet reach his explosive best. A trait which Arsene Wenger prides himself on unlocking.
It’s unlikely that Hernandez will stay with Palermo and ply his trade in Serie B, when he could have an opportunity to play in the best league in the world with one of the best clubs in the world. An offer of such magnitude would be near impossible to turn down.
Arsenal’s wing stocks would be well and truly boosted with Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryo Miyachi and Serge Gnabry, as well as the possible inclusion of Abel Hernandez, finally Arsenal have some much needed depth necessary for a title push.
If Arsenal can snag the young speedster for around the same fee they will recieve from the sale of Gervinho, (around £11 million) Hernandez will most certainly be worth every penny.