According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have withdrawn their interest in signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy despite earlier reports suggesting Wenger had launched a late £10.5million bid to compete with Chelsea.
The Blues have confirmed their intentions to sign the France international who earlier in the summer failed a medical with Liverpool. Jose Mourinho, like Wenger, needs a bit more depth up front and had earmarked the cheap, experienced centre forward as a potential option.
Chelsea have met Remy’s release clause, as did Arsenal apparently, but the north London clubs U-turn leaves the door wide open for Mourinho to seal the deal.
With Olivier Giroud unavailable through injury until January, Theo Walcott not yet fit and the likes of Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski all options but none that fill us with much confidence, Wenger needs to find another striker to compete/compliment Alexis Sanchez.
Many had hoped Remy could’ve been the man and it’s not difficult to see why. He enjoyed a solid campaign last season on loan with Newcastle, but his injury record is a worry and no doubt his failed medical at Merseyside played a part in Arsenal’s withdrawal.
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Let’s hope Wenger has earmarked an alternate option up front and at least a defender comes in, time is running out!
You can read a full article on Arsenal’s reported interest in the striker here.