Arsenal legend Ian Wright has called on his side to buy Mexican forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the summer.
“Arsenal, go and buy Hernandez from United and put him out of his misery. He will score the goals!” the former Arsenal striker tweeted Sunday.
Arsenal is in need of another forward, with Arsene Wenger’s side currently overly reliant on French striker Oliver Giroud.
Reports last week suggested that Manchester United is willing to sell Hernandez after the 25-year-old repeatedly complained at the lack of playing time that manager David Moyes has given him this season.
The Mexican has started just five league games, having fallen behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order. And with Manchester United having been linked with top striker Edinson Cavani in recent days, on whose arrival would push Chicharito further down the pecking order.
However, following a string of events happening at the Old Trafford, It emerged on Monday that United’s owners, the Glazer family, had lost patience with Moyes further relieving him of his position at the club on Tuesday after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table.
The final straw was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders 13 points off the Champions League places.
This recent development could block Hernandez’s exit as he is unlikely to be sold before a permanent replacement coach has been found and given time to assess the squad. If Hernandez is given assurances of more playing time under a new manager, there remains a chance that the Guadalajara native could be persuaded to stay at Old Trafford.
Hernandez was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window but Wenger’s plot fell through with the French boss only signing in the winter transfer window being Kim Kallstrom.
However it wont come as a surprised if Wenger again returned for the striker in the summer as the gunner boss continue his search for a Marquee striker to support Giroud at Arsenal.
It would interest you to know that confirmed reports have shown that Hernandez has had less time on the pitch but has made good use of it. He has found the net with 22 per cent of his chances, while Arsenal’s Giroud has scored with just 13.5 per cent of his shots.
So should Arsenal put him out of his misery by bringing him to North London? Would he deliver even better on his Arrival to the Emirates? Or would he struggle if given more playing time at Arsenal?
It would be interesting to see how this event would play out latter on in the summer.