Arsenal are reportedly thought to be considering the prospect of signing Javier Hernandez

Arsenal are reportedly thought to be considering the prospect of signing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently playing with Bayer Leverkusen in German football.

After being starved of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford, Hernandez finally decided to secure a permanent move away from United. He had been at clubs like Real Madrid on loan deals previously. The striker has an impressive goals to game ratio and it was certainly surprising to see United not giving him enough opportunities. Hernandez has once again proved that his goals record is not a fluke after impressing in his time at Leverkusen so far.

The forward his squad and astonishing 11 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances, while there have also been five goals in six appearances for the German outfit in the Champions League. Hernandez is on course to being nominated for the Golden Boot award across Europe. His form has certainly not gone unnoticed especially amongst teams looking to get some value in the transfer market. Arsenal are one of them and they have identified Hernandez as one of the transfer targets in January. However, Leverkusen have dealt a major blow by confirming that the player is not for sale at any price. The German outfit only recently acquired him from United.

“He is not for sale.We had high expectations of him – and he has surpassed them,” said Leverkusen chairmanMichael Schade. The fact that Hernandez has enough experience of playing in the Premier League, which he has won twice from his time at United, says a lot about the player. Hernandez’ importance at United was first introduced when the club brought in David Moyes and it subsequently went downhill during the time of Louis van Gaal. The player was sold for around £ 10 million after having bought him for £ 7 million.

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