Transfer news: Javier Hernandez to provide cover for Olivier Giroud

Javier Harnandez


There have been speculations that Arsenal are set to sign Manchester united strike Javier Harnandez as a replacement for Olivier Giroud in case of Injuries the gunners are said to be in a search for a striker as they are not ready to take chances this season in winning theEnglish premier ship as they are 5 points clear from Liverpool .

Olivier has been in lethal form so far this season, having scored five times in the Premier League and three further times in other competition. He has started all but two of their matches this season and Arsenal Faithfull’s are concerned that should anything happen to the striker, there is no replacement cover to maintain their Premier League title challenge.

The Gunners failed in to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the summer, Wenger hopes of signing Fernando Llorente seem to have disappeared after Juventus’ director general Giuseppe Marotta said he would not be leaving Italy anytime soon.

However, Javier Harnandez popularly known as  ‘Chicharito’ has already spoken that he could look to leave Old Trafford if first team opportunities remain hard to come by – although he didn’t do himself any favours when he missed from six-yards out after David Moyes handed him a rare start in their Champions League draw with Real Sociedad.

The Gunners have had Hernandez scouted extensively as well as his team-mate Wayne Rooney, although the prime target for Wenger remains Suarez. The 64-year-old Frenchman appears to have accepted that the Reds will not sell Suarez in January, and remain determined to qualify for the Champions League in an effort to keep him at Anfield in the summer.

Hernandez is been known for his goals coring instinct, Javier Harnandez has a total of  54 goals for United in 125 appearances – the majority of which have come from the substitute’s bench.

There was a stir last week when his official Twitter account retweeted a story in which his fellow Mexican team-mate Carlos Vela called for him to seek a move away from the United in search of regular action.

Arsenal is also reported to be monitoring Brazilian right-back Fabinho, who is currently on-loan with AS Monaco from Rio Ave. His performances in Ligue 1 this season have caught the eye of the Gunners’ former defender and French-based scout Gilles Grimandi.

There have been concerns about the future of current defender Bacary Sagna, who is stalling on signing a new contract with his current deal which sets to expire at the end of the season. Wenger’s policy of offering just a one-year extension when a player exceeds 30-years of age, the 30-year-old could find himself on his way out of the Emirates if he fails to agree a new deal.

Fellow Brazilians Boschilia and Nathan, who scored 11 goals between them at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup which is currently taking place in the United Arab Emirates – Brazil were knocked out in the quarter-finals by today’s finalist Mexico – with chief scout Steve Rowley keeping tabs on the young lads.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>