The Frenchman has been heavily linked with the Gunners for some time, with his loan deal at Newcastle finishing at the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new striker with his side’s lack of firepower one of the key reasons their title challenge faltered towards the end of the season and the French manager has long been a fan of the 27 year old.
However, Wenger told reporters after the game that he didn’t invite Remy to the game and even joked that he hopes the French striker paid for his ticket. He said:
Honestly, I’ve just been informed that Loic Remy was here and I didn’t know.
So don’t see any sign of us signing Remy [from that]. I hope he paid his ticket! I did not invite him.
The striker left QPR for Newcastle at the start of the season after Rangers slipped into the Championship last term, and has proven reasonably successful at St James’ Park, scoring 13 goals in 23 games this season. He has a release clause of £8 million in his contract and is expected to leave to a big club in the summer.
He is keen to play in the Champions League next term and Arsenal can meet his demands as well as match his wage packet. He certainly isn’t a big name striker, but his scoring exploits will definitely help in beefing up the club’s attacking strengths. He might be here to sort out a transfer or may be he’s seeing old friends such as Giroud and the other Les Bleus boys, but as far as Wenger’s comments go, he is always misleading when it comes to transfers.
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