Arsenal eyeing move for Championship striker in summer

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Arsenal are reportedly considering signing Hull City star Abel Hernandez as Arsene Wenger looks to add depth to his squad.

The Gunners have fallen three points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and sit level with Manchester City in second place after a run of three games without a win.

While Wenger has struggled with injuries in recent months with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez all picking up knocks, some more serious than others, the French tactician is starting to get his key players back fit.

However, in order to sustain their title push and get back on track he could be forced into action in the final few days of the January transfer window and that led to further speculation.

Nevertheless, according to Tuttomercatoweb, Hernandez has been identified as a target for the summer and not this week which will undoubtedly frustrate some Arsenal supporters hoping for immediate arrivals.

The Uruguayan international has scored 16 goals in 26 games so far this season for Hull, and he has previous experience of playing in Italy with Palermo where he was relatively successful.

If the reports are true, he will continue to help Steve Bruce’s push for promotion this season as the Tigers sit top of the table after 28 games but remain just a point above nearest rivals Middlesbrough.

In turn, Wenger will bide his time and potentially target the pacy striker in the summer with the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott having to take responsibility for scoring goals in the next few months.

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