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Signing Javier Hernandez would make sense for ArsenalReuters

As the summer transfer window heads towards its most exciting phase, some of the major forward-thinking player names that Arsenal have been linked with are Julian Draxler, Gonzalo Higuain, now of Juventus, Riyad Mahrez, Alexandre Lacazette, Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku. All of these players are quite overpriced in a transfer market that has gone "crazy and scary" as Arsene Wenger put it.

One of the players who hasn't been linked, at least not often enough, is Javier Hernandez, the former Manchester United striker, who now plays with Bayer Leverkusen. Having failed to impress the Real Madrid bigwigs enough, Hernanadez was sold by Manchester United to Leverkusen last summer, where he went on to score 26 goals in 43 appearances last season, while grabbing five assists as well.

At a time when every single striker out there seems to be extremely overpriced, Wenger, with his eye for a deal, should consider a move for Hernandez, particularly after "Chicharito", as he is known, admitted he could leave the Bundesliga club before the summer transfer window closes on August 31.

"You never know what happens in football," Hernandez, now 28, told Kicker . "In years gone by I have left my club on the last day of the transfer window.

"I thought I would stay in Madrid and I thought I would stay in Manchester but I joined Leverkusen in the end.

"It motivates me if I am a theme for other clubs."

If Hernandez is a theme for Wenger and Arsenal remains to be seen. As of now, it looks like Wenger is concentrating on Lacazette, with reports suggesting Arsenal are still in talks with Lyon as they look to come to an agreement over a fee.

Wenger's priority seems to be signing a striker with pace, someone who can run in behind and turn Arsenal into a quick, attacking team, with Mesut Ozil on hand to drive those through balls home.

While Hernandez is not your typical run-in-behind-with-bags-of-pace striker, he is someone who can do a really good job up front, and, more importantly, someone who does not need a second invitation to find the back of the net.

Arsenal need a striker who is ruthless in front of goal, and while Hernandez might not be that top "A" category striker, his ability to hit the target time and again is something that will come in really handy.

The Mexico international is not expected to cost as much as some of the other players either, and if Wenger can make a quick move for the former Manchester United man, there might even be cash left to move for another forward, be that a Mahrez, Draxler or a Gabriel Barbosa.