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Premier League leaders Arsenal will make a move for out-of-favour Manchester United front man Javier Hernandez when the winter transfer window opens for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The north London club have made a blistering start to the season, both at home and in Europe, however, head coach Arsene Wenger is said to be concerned that their only out-and-out striker, France international Olivier Giroud, is fast approaching burn out after starting every league match so far in this campaign.
As a result, the experienced French manager is said to be determined to bring in a back-up forward at the turn of the year to ease some of the workload on Giroud, with the Gunners eyeing up a shock move for the Red Devils’ Mexico international.
Hernandez himself has only been used as a bit-part player by the Premier League champions so far this season, with the 25-year-old having appeared in just the eight matches in total in all competitions under new manager David Moyes, scoring four goals in the process, but only four of those games have come in the top flight though.
The forward has a contract at Old Trafford that runs until the summer of 2016.