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Arsenal are reportedly considering registering their interest in Man United striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexican international has struggled to force his way into the Old Trafford side’s starting eleven on a regular basis for the best part of 18 months and the arrival of Robin Van Persie has further limited his involvement in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team set-up.
The 24 year old Guadalajara born forward had an excellent first season at Man United, exceeding even Ferguson’s expectations, scoring 20 goals in all competitions to help his side to a Premier League title but last term things did not work out quite so well.
Chicharito struggled for form and found himself out of Ferguson’s plans for much of the campaign and has failed to sufficiently impress the Scot and has as a result slipped down the pecking order, behind the aforementioned Van Persie, Wayne Rooney as well as youngster Danny Welbeck.
Arsene Wenger has been linked with interest in a number of forwards in recent weeks and there certainly is a need to reinforce the Gunners strike-force as currently the Arsenal boss has only summer signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to fill the role.
Moroccan Marouane Chamakh is out of contention for first team action and loaned out pair Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young are unlikely to make a return to the North London club.
Though Wenger is said to be interested in La Liga pair Fernando Llorente and Adrian Lopez he may feel that Hernandez’s proven Premier League record means he is a better fit and could indeed be purchased for a smaller sum than the Spanish national team pair.
A lot would of course depend on whether Ferguson would be willing to consider offers for Javier Hernandez, especially from a Premier League rival but it may be a move that the Man United striker would consider in order to prevent his career stagnating on the Old Trafford bench.
Hernandez has started just one of Man United’ seven Premier League outings this term and seems no nearer to forcing his way back into contention given the good form shown by those ahead of him in the attacking queue.
Ferguson’s side have scored more goals than any other Premier League side this season, which would appear to suggest that he can manage just fine without the speedy Mexican.
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