I know Koemans play style utilises a target man but Chicharito scores more goals than Giroud
In the last 8 seasons club goals since he came to england Hernandez has scored 98, giroud has scored 137. Hernandez has averaged 12.25 goals a season, giroud 17.12 a season. Hernandez has scored a goal every 2.71 games and giroud has scored a goal every 2.27 games
Girouds stats are better. Yes he will have started more games in that time but that will be because you can start him on his own, with people around him or howevers needed whereas Hernandez needs to be alongside someone and offers very little in general play aside from being a goal threat.
Then when you add in we have bought sandro who is a lively forward who can offer a threat in behind and good goal instincts plus koemans desire for a target striker to be the focal point it makes it a no brainer out who we would opt for if it was a choice between the two because we would be going for the striker with the better goal record, who is a role we need to to fill and contributes a lot to how the team functions as well. Especially when Hernandez game relies on sharpness around the box which will go as he gets older and giroud's is more about presence, ability to link the play which that type of striker generally gets better at this point in their career.