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Exclusive: Arsenal to Launch January Bid for Man United Striker Javier Hernandez

by Nathan James

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Arsenal are readying a January bid for underused Man United striker Javier Hernandez as Arsene Wenger seeks to strengthen his attack.

CaughtOffside understands that the Gunners boss is keen to bring in the Mexican international and will hope that the Old Trafford side would consider selling to a Premier League rival.

David Moyes has barely used the 25 year old forward with Chicharito falling behind Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in the Man United manager’s pecking order.

Arsenal are ready to offer up to £15m for Hernandez who has started just four Premier League starts this season but has an impressive goal scoring record since joining Man United back in July 2010.

Hernandez’s record of 54 goals in 134 appearances is all the more laudable given that 55 of those appearances came from the bench.

Wenger has been heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud this term and has had to bring Nicklas Bendtner back into the first team set-up, however the Dane has now also suffered an injury sustained during Arsenal’s win over Cardiff City.

Though Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott can be used as central striking options Wenger prefers to use both in wide roles.

Hernandez may well be ready to consider a new challenge having struggled to retain a foothold in the Man United starting eleven for pretty much his entire three and a half years at Old Trafford.

Man United’s willingness to sell Hernandez may well be dictated by any intention David Moyes has to bring in fresh additions in the January transfer window.

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