Loic Remy reportedly has his heart set on a move to Arsenal and will turn down the advances of any other side to complete the deal this summer, according to reports in the Mirror.
The 27 year old, who spent last season on loan from QPR at Newcastle United, has long been linked with the Gunners. He has been in prolific form in the Premier League since moving to Loftus Road last January and scored 20 goals in 40 league appearances in the English top flight last season.
The report suggests the Frenchman wants to become Arsenal’s first senior summer signing and is desperate to join the Gunners ahead of any other interested clubs. Wenger is also keen on the striker, who has a £10 million buyout clause in his contract.
It further suggests that Wenger previously turned down the chance to sign Remy, as recently as last summer due to off-field indiscretions. But the Gunners boss been convinced by his efforts for Newcastle that the pacy hotshot is a squad player worth gambling on. Tottenham are also chasing him, but the former Marseille striker wants to play in the Champions League and Arsenal is his preferred destination.
The French striker has superb acceleration, likes to make runs off the shoulders of defenders and his pace means he finds himself in a lot of one-on-one situations. He’s not bad in the air too, as he has netted a number of headers, while he can also be deployed out wide on either flank.
He would be a great signing considering his versatility and the fact that he can play both with and instead of Giroud if necessary. He seems very well-adapted to Premier League football and has already played next to the Gunners striker during their international performances.
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He has a proven record of scoring goals in the league and would be a huge boost. With an asking price of around £10 million, Remy is one of the best value options on the market at the moment and his desire to move to Emirates Stadium will be a welcome boost for the Gunners.
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