Arsenal are reportedly set to fight it out with Fiorentina to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
According to a report on calciomercato.com, the Mexican is willing to look elsewhere for first team football after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the arrival of Robin van Persie.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly been given as much £35million to spend in the January transfer window and is looking for a striker in a bid to further replace the goals that left with Van Persie in his £24million move to Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
However, the Gunners are reportedly joined by the Serie A side from Florence, who are still reeling from missing out on Dimitar Berbatov on transfer deadline day, believing a deal was all but done, only for the Bulgarian to move from Manchester United to Fulham with hours remaining.
Arsenal signed striker Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski this summer to negate the effects of Van Persie’s departure, but Wenger appears to prefer the German on the left and Giroud has struggled to find the net so far.
Gervinho has been used in the centre-forward role with mixed success, but it is not his natural position and Theo Walcott’s pleas to be given a chance up top are still being ignored.