Glenn Hoddle: I can see Javier Hernandez playing for Arsenal

The former England manager is surprised no 'big clubs' have yet moved for the Manchester United forward.

Glenn Hoddle says he can see Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez playing for Arsenal, according to Kicca.

Indeed, the former England and Tottenham Hotspur boss is surprised no big clubs have yet taken the Mexican off Manchester United's hands.

And he told Kicca: "I could see him playing for Arsenal as they need a goalscorer. They’ve got all the attributes, they create a hell of a lot but I think they need someone who really loves to play in the penalty area and arrive in the penalty area and this kid does it all the time.

"I’m surprised no big clubs have really gone for him, give him 30 games a season he’ll score 20-plus goals."

A perfect but unlikely fit?

As Hoddle states, Hernandez would fit into the Arsenal system well. A forward with good movement who specialises when it comes to clinical finishing inside the penalty area, the Mexican would be ideal to finish off the Gunners' team passing moves.

The problem, however, is that the Manchester United forward has been out of the first-team picture for so long without any Arsenal offers.

Were Arsene Wenger truly interested in Chicharito, he would likely have shown his hand already. There is also the issue of Danny Welbeck not being able to get a game as a centre-forward without being moved out wide for Arsenal, meaning Wenger may not want to add another ex-Manchester United striker to the mix while Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott can all play as a striker.

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