The fact that the German Bundesliga club specifically mentioned Arsenal in their statement does suggest to me that the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a January transfer move for their former Manchester United star were close to the mark.
It was being reported around the football media last week that the Mexico international forward Javier Hernandez was keen on a return to the Premier League this month. And after the 27-year old comprehensively proved that Louis van Gaal was wrong to let him leave Old Trafford, smashing 19 goals in 22 games for new club Bayer Leverkusen, you could hardly blame the Arsenal boss for wanting to offer him a route back.
But as reported by The Mirror, his new club are understandably keen to keep him and have issued a hands off warning to the Gunners and any other club with transfer plans for their star player.
The Bayer boss Rudi Voller said, “We’re not selling Chicharito to Arsenal or anyone else.
“He’s not for sale.”
Is that enough to stop Wenger from trying to sign this prolific striker? It would not be the first time that a club stated categorically that one of their players would not be leaving only for it to happen.