Gunners keen on Javier Hernandez.
Arsenal are interested in a January move for Manchester United’s out-of-favour striker Javier Hernandez, according to The Daily Mail.
The Mexico international has hinted he is ready to quit Old Trafford, as he continues to struggle to hold down a regular first team spot in the face of competition from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to take advantage of the situation by bidding for the Mexico international in the New Year.
Arsenal currently boast just one trusted, senior striker in Olivier Giroud and there are fears the France international could burn out if he maintains his current workload.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez reportedly remains Wenger’s preferred option but the Frenchman is thought to consider Hernandez, 25, a realistic alternative who has a proven goalscoring record in the Premier League.
‘Chicarito’ has scored 54 goals in 125 appearances for United since arriving in 2010, despite typically being used as an impact sub by Sir Alex Ferguson and current boss David Moyes.
Tottenham have also been linked with the Mexican.
Wenger was asked about the rumours ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday and was non-committal:
Wenger on report Arsenal are interested in Javier Hernandez: “That is just the normal English coincidence of the next game.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) November 8, 2013