Arsenal have no plans to sign former Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez with Arsene Wenger insisting he is satisfied with his options up front. The Mexico international was allowed to leave Manchester by Louis van Gaal during the summer, joining Bayer Leverkusen in the final days of the transfer window for a modest fee.
Chicharito has since made United rue that decision, having enjoyed a blistering campaign in the Bundesliga where he has already netted 19 goals. His stunning return to form has caught the attention of United's Premier League rivals.
According to the Times, Liverpool have identified the 27-year-old as a priority signing to address the club's blunt options up front, although they will wait until the summer before making an offer.
Arsenal were also reportedly interested in bringing the poacher back to these shores, but Wenger says now he has no need to make further additions up front.
"Danny Welbeck coming back, Alexis Sanchez is back, we have [Olivier] Giroud, we have [Theo] Walcott, so you would not understand how I could not play Giroud and play Hernandez," Wenger told a press conference ahead of the club's FA Cup fourth round clash with Burnley. "We have quality and the number of players we need."
While Wenger is satisfied with his options, sections of Arsenal's support believe the club could benefit from another option up front.
In a poll of more than 2,700 Arsenal fans conducted by Forza Football for IBTimes UK, 50% said the Gunners' transfer priority should be to recruit another striker, a position they feel needs the most urgent addressing. Less than a third of those polled, 29%, believe another defender is the most pressing matter, while just 17% feel another midfielder is needed before the winter window slams shut.