Arsenal are on the look out for virtually everything and everyone even before the January transfer window kicks open 30days from today.
Recent reports according to Express are suggesting that Arsenal are within range of making a swoop on another one of Manchester United’s strikers.
Chicharito has been at Madrid this season on a season-long loan from United, as Louis van Gaal appeared to deem him surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
With his contract set to run out at the end of this season, it has appeared a tricky situation for both Hernandez and United as Madrid are reportedly hesitant on taking him on a permanent basis, while United are not believed to be readying a contract extension for the Mexican striker.
This leaves United poised to lose the 25-year old on a free in the coming summer, also leaving the player free to establish a pre-contract contact with any interested clubs in January. There will be no shortage of suitors either, as a host of Premier League clubs are set to queue up to ensure he doesn’t leave England, Arsenal to be rivaled by Liverpool and Spurs for his signature.
All three clubs have had a less than impressive start to their campaigns so far, with involvements both in Europe and the League tilting the scale of grade from one end to another. While Arsenal can boast the better attack and points return in general, there will be no resistance, on Wenger’s part, to add more to his team going into the second half of the season as Chicharitos acquaintance with the nature of the League means he wouldn’t need any extended period of familiarization.
His erstwhile teammate and strike partner, Danny Welbeck, has so far had a promising Arsenal career, having more freedom to express himself in a team where he has felt welcome and needed. Saturday’s win over West Brom was secured by an amazing thumping header from the ex-United man and Hernandez could certainly benefit from more of the same if he made the move to the Emirates as against Anfield or White Heart Lane.
We will have to expect stiff competition from Tottenham as they have been limited to the misfiring duo of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado. Youth Academy graduate, Harry Kane has emerged as something of a hopeful prospect for the spurs but it is not unlikely that Daniel Levy would be out for a more experienced figure to add more firepower to their attack.
Liverpool, on their part, will surely have quite a say on the issue with Daniel Sturridge’s extended unavailability eating deep into Brendan Rodgers’s forward potential. While they contemplate paying ANOTHER FEE to recall Divock Origi from Lille – whom they had signed in the summer – the availability of the ‘little pea’ would certainly offer them the avenue to save them some embarrassment.
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