Are Arsenal Really Interested In This Former Man United Star? by AT
With the January transfer window just around the corner, there have been several players linked with a move to Arsenal but perhaps the latest one is the most interesting of all. According to an exclusive from the Daily Star, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is plotting a move for the former Manchester United star, Javier Hernandez.
After being told his services will no longer be needed at Old Trafford, the Mexican international completed a move to Leverkusen and has been in red-hot form in the Bundesliga, scoring 19 goals in 21 appearances. But despite his impressive start to life in German football, it is understood that the player is willing to have another crack at the Premier League.
Personally, I would love to have Javier Hernandez at the Emirates, the Arsenal squad could really do with a ‘fox in the box’ kind of hitman. Apart from having great pace and sumptuous finishing, Hernandez is also a willing runner off the ball and is known to be a brilliant team player. If you’d ask me, this is a player who was mismanaged at Old Trafford since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
But with that being said, I am really skeptical about the credibility of this story. Firstly, the Mexican has been with Leverkusen for just half a season and there is no way that the Bundesliga side will be willing to sell, even if the player is indeed interested in returning to England. In addition, Wenger recently stated that he was right not to sign a striker in the summer as Arsenal don’t seem to be having problems scoring goals.
So in my opinion, this is just another inaccurate report from the Daily Star. Clearly, Arsene Wenger’s priority is to add depth to the midfield and while Javier Hernandez will be a decent signing for the club, I really cannot see it happening.