Forget RVP, Arsenal should have moved for this 'frustrated' United striker

A January move for this Man United striker could have boosted Arsenal's title bid considerably.

Arsene Wenger's refusal to rule out a move for Robin van Persie has got Arsenal fans talking.

No matter how Gunners fans feel about their former captain returning to north London after two years behind enemy lines, there is no doubt they would be getting a world-class striker.

But with the frictions the Flying Dutchman could cause by coming back from Manchester United - not to mention his faltering injury record - would he really be the best answer for Arsenal's lack of forwards?

Probably not - and you might not have to look too far elsewhere to find a better solution.

This week, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has revealed that Javier Hernandez is frustrated with his lack of game-time at Old Trafford, telling Raza Deportiva:

"He seemed well but he is a bit frustrated because he doesn't play despite training well and the truth is that, when he does play, he makes a huge effort on the pitch.

"He is a bit frustrated because the current manager doesn't give him many chances but he is committed and doing what he can to become a starter."

Would a move to north London not have made perfect sense, then?

With the 25-year-old having started just four Premier League games this season, United would surely have preferred to give him game-time elsewhere (possibly on loan) than have him warming the bench. As for the question of strengthening a title-rival, Hernandez could have done damage against the sides United are competing with for the final Champions League spot.

Meanwhile, Wenger would have provided short-term yet high-quality cover for Olivier Giroud up front.

Hernandez has proven himself as a clinical goalscorer during his time at Manchester United and would surely have added plenty to Arsenal's title challenge. As things stand, however, Wenger's side are still short of strikers - and Chicharito is still not getting any game-time.

Will the Gunners rue not bringing him to the Emirates?

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