League leaders Arsenal have been linked to several midfielders but what they really need to invest is in a striker. While Giroud and Walcott have been working hard on the pitch, at times they fall short of the quality Arsenal needs to win a game. Riyad Mahrez is one striker that has been rumoured to make a move to Arsenal but it is Javier Hernandez that Alexis Sanchez wants to see at the Emirates.
Sanchez has become an integral part of Arsenal ever since he signed for the club in 2014 from Barcelona. The Chile international is currently recovering from an injury he encountered in November, but is expected to be back for the fixture against Sunderland. He has scored a total of nine goals this season in all competitions for Arsenal, and has developed a phenomenal coordination with Mesut Ozil who himself has become the backbone of Arsenal’s attack.
The 27 year old is eager to return to action but hasn’t achieved complete match fitness as yet. Wenger is being patient about his return but the Chilean can’t wait to help boost Arsenal towards its first Premier League title since 2004.
He has therefore urged Wenger to sign, former Manchester United Striker Javier Hernandez who is having an amazing season at Bayer Leverkusen ever since joining them this summer. The Mexico international has scored 21 goals in just 29 appearances he has made for the club. He has a total of 11 goals in Bundesliga, just seven behind lead-scorer, Aubameyang of Dortmund who has scored 18 goals in the league.
Former United midfielder Ray Wilkins, has spoken against Louis van Gaal who let go of Hernandez. ‘I don’t quite understand how this guy’s playing outside this country,’ Wilkins told Talksport.
‘He was a snip at £8m-£10m, 27 years of age, should not have been allowed to leave because he’s too talented.’
Hernandez recently revealed he only had ‘one percent’ chance of getting first team chances at United which is why he left for Bayer Leverkusen. Speaking in an interview with Moviestar, Hernandez said, ‘I spoke with Van Gaal and he said that I only had a one percent chance of playing in my position, so I headed to Bayer. I felt confident from the very first day. I feel important, not just because of my goals, but because I feel that I’ll start every game.’
The in-form striker would be the perfect lethal addition for Arsenal. The 27 year old would take no time getting in-sync with Ozil and Sanchez’s playing style and would add the necessary intensity missing from Arsenal’s attack.