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Arsenal closing in on former United star who scored more than Giroud last season

Former Manchester United star Javier Hernandez has revealed that he could leave Bayer Leverkusen.

With several Premier League clubs on the lookout for a striker, most notably Arsenal, the Mexican could become a transfer target after these comments.

“You never know what happens in football,” the 28-year-old told Kicker.

Few reports claim Arsenal have already contacted the player’s agent and if their bid for Lacazette or Icardi fails, then the Mexican hitman would emerge as a potential target.

Not only the Gunners, Liverpool were also linked with the former United star since the end of the last season.

“In years gone by I have left my club on the last day of the transfer window. I thought I would stay in Madrid and I thought I would stay in Manchester but I joined Leverkusen in the end.” Chicharito said.

Las season the forward scored 17 goals in 28 Bundesliga appearances as well as five in six Champions League matches, and could be a great capture for a Premier League side this summer.

Arsenal are one side who could definitely do with ‘Chicharito’, with the much-maligned Olivier Giroud their only front-line striker at the moment.

Giroud has come under fire for failing to finish many of the chances supplied to him by his teammates, which is something Hernandez has never been accused of in his career.

Having failed to impress the Real Madrid bigwigs enough, Hernandez was sold by Manchester United to Leverkusen last summer, where he went on to score 26 goals in 43 appearances last season while grabbing five assists as well.

At a time when every single striker out there seems to be extremely overpriced, Wenger, with his eye for a deal, should consider a move for Hernandez, particularly after “Chicharito”, as he is known, admitted he could leave the Bundesliga club before the summer transfer window closes on August 31.

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