Transfer Bin: Javier Hernandez to Arsenal

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to Arsenal? Don't bet on it...

A continuation of a new feature on HITC Sport: The Transfer Bin.

The idea? To name and shame the day's most unlikely transfer rumour, and throw it in the trash, explaining just why it won't be happening.

Previous columns: Transfer Bin: Chelsea to move for Aguero  plus Transfer Bin: Chelsea to bid for Luis Suarez.

So to today's entrant: The Mail claiming Arsenal are plotting a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

"Liverpool striker Luis Suarez remains Wenger's dream signing, but Hernandez is high on the list of alternatives. The Gunners have compiled an extensive dossier on the Mexico striker following numerous scouting missions.

"Arsenal will try to sign a new striker in January, and a move for Hernandez is viewed as a realistic option by the north London club given the 25-year-old's lack of game time at Old Trafford."

To set the scene, Arsenal need a striker to support Olivier Giroud, while Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is said to be restless at a lack of regular starting opportunities.

That however is where the 'logic' begins to end.

Hernandez has always publicly had positive comments about his time at United as a club, and it is unlikely he would harm the side who gave him his 'dream' chance in English football.

Key to the fact this deal will not go through, is the determined stance of Manchester United boss David Moyes.

He said just this week: "We need Javier Hernandez; he's very good for us, he's scored a lot of goals over the last few years and continues to do so, so we'll continue to use him."

With United off the pace in their title defence, the last thing David Moyes will do is sell a striker to a rival, as illustrated by his adamant stance on Wayne Rooney this summer.

For Hernandez the move might not be so great either. He would go from being second choice behind Robin van Persie, to Olivier Giroud's reserve. 

Yes he would get opportunities, but just like at United, when the big games come around, the current number one striker would be the top tip to keep his spot.

This is one deal we just don't see happening, no matter how hard Arsenal push it in January.

Verdict: Absolute rubbish



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