Arsenal Transfer News: Javier Hernandez Could Be Heading to Arsenal

Max TowleAnalyst IAugust 15, 2012

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 21: Chicharito of Manchester United FC in action during the MTN Football Invitational match between Ajax Cape Town and Manchester United at Cape Town Stadium on July 21, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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With Manchester United having now confirmed that they have signed Arsenal's wantaway striker Robin van Persie, the  Daily Mirror are claiming that Mexican Javier Hernandez could now be heading the other way.

Van Persie's arrival in Manchester would marginalise Hernandez's position at the club, and it is believed that the latter is already unhappy over a lack of first-team action.

From the report:

United striker Javier Hernandez, having dropped down the front-line pecking order at United with the arrival of van Persie, could move the other way to Arsenal.

Hernandez, who endured a difficult second season at United last term, is said to be frustrated at the inevitable lack of opportunities to start now van Persie has joined, amid unconfirmed reports he has told Ferguson he wants to leave.

Although we're only at the "rumour stage," such a report would be intriguing to Arsenal fans, who would surely welcome a player of Hernandez's ability to the club.

With Van Persie now at United, the Mexican forward will surely see his opportunities only decrease as a result.

The Gunners had already prepared in the event of the Dutchman's leaving, signing strikers Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski earlier this summer.

It is therefore unknown whether or not they would welcome another player in that position to the club.

With the start of the Premier League season less than a week away, it is improbable that such a transfer would take place before then.

But with the end of the current transfer window still two weeks away, rumours like these are unlikely to go away in a hurry.