Javier Hernandez to Arsenal: Gunners linked with shock move for Bayer Leverkusen's ex-Manchester United striker

The Mexican was sold by United last summer

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Could Manchester United flop-turned-prolific Bayer Leverkusen hit man Javier Hernandez be in line for a shock return to the Premier League?

It has been reported today that Arsenal are keen on signing the Mexican striker.

The Daily Star have reported that the Gunners are weighing up making a move for the striker, who would be open to another crack at England's top flight, the report adds.

Hernandez, nicknamed 'Chicharito' which translates as the Little Pea, has been in phenomenal form for Leverkusen this season, scoring 19 goals in 21 appearances.

He was sold to the German side by Louis van Gaal last summer for £7m.

Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, where he scored seven goals in 23 La Liga games.

Another striker is coveted by Wenger, who has just Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott at his disposal at present.

The 27-year-old scored 37 goals in 103 Premier League appearances for United between 2010 and 2015.

He is known Chicharito because his father, Javier Hernandez Gutierrez, a fellow professonal footballer, was nicknamed Chicharo which translates as Pea because of his green eyes.