Arsenal are reportedly very close to completing a deal to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, according to reports in the Metro.
The French international, who scored an impressive 14 goals in 26 games on loan at Newcastle last season, has attracted interest from the Gunners for some time now.
The North London club are closing in on a £38 million double deal for Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy and both transfers expected to be announced within the next 24 hours, however, it looks like the spending spree is set to continue.
The report states that the Emirates club are in formal talks with QPR over a deal for their striker Remy. The Gunners are thought to be ready to trigger the £8 million release clause in the striker’s contract to beat bitter rivals Tottenham to his signature, although the Frenchman is yet to agree personal terms at the Emirates.
The French striker is also reportedly very interested in making the move and even intensified the speculation by attending our final home game against West Brom last season.
Remy has already established himself as a feared Premier League centre-forward, scoring 14 goals in a struggling Newcastle side, which is decent record. If Giroud were to pick up any kind of injury, he would be ready to immediately step in and fill the void. He’s a different kind of striker to that of Giroud, but has shown on Tyneside that he can operate effectively as a lone front-man.
It is something of a surprise to see our interest in Remy now, with Sanchez deal being very close to completion. However, there is room in the squad for both, as Sanchez may take him some time to adapt to playing that role amid the tumult of the Premier League.
The Gunners were distressingly short of strikers last season with both Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott out injured, Wenger could only call on Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo to supplement Giroud. Adding both Sanchez and Remy would give Arsenal enormous depth in the attacking portion of the squad, which is a must for title winning teams. Plus both Remy and Sanchez can operate on the wings if needed.
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