Arsenal’s main transfer priority this summer will be signing a striker. Whether you’re a fan of Olivier Giroud or not, you have to admit that The Gunners could use more options in this area of the pitch. I can’t help but feel that Arsenal could have hung on to the Premier League’s top spot for considerably longer if they had another world-class striker in their squad.
But there’s no use talking about the past. It’s time to look to the future. This summer Arsenal will be a position to rectify any wrongs within their squad and bring in another centre-forward. Then who knows what The Gunners will be capable of?
Arsene Wenger has been linked to QPR star Loic Remy for quite some time. The Frenchman has bags of pace (something that Olivier Giroud lacks), goal-scoring nous (he’s scored 13 goals in 25 appearances this season) and Premier League experience. Why wouldn’t The Professor be interested?
When Wenger was asked about Remy during a recent press conference, he was his typically coy self. Check out his comments, courtesy of The Metro: ‘He is a very good striker. But at the moment we focus on the end of the season, not strikers.’
Arsene Wenger rarely ever declares that he’s looking to sign particular players, but it’s interesting to hear that he rates Loic Remy. I wonder if he sees some similarities between Remy and another Frenchman he signed way back when, Thierry Henry.
The Metro claim that he’s ‘up for grabs this summer’ for just £12m. That strikes me as something of a bargain for a player of his quality and experience level. If Harry Redknapp is willing to sell up, then this would be a very smart deal indeed for The Gunners. This would even leave Arsenal with enough money left over to bring in another striker (and a defender or two).
With Arsenal fans bemoaning the lack of pace in their squad (especially since Theo Walcott’s injury), Loic Remy strikes me as the perfect solution. Let’s hope that Arsene Wenger turns his admiration for the player into something more concrete.
What’s your take? Should Arsenal finally snap up this fantastic Frenchman?
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