Arsene Wenger to make move to bring French international to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are readying an offer that he hopes will lure Marseille striker Loic Remy to North London. The French international, regularly likened to former Gunners favourite Thierry Henry, is a long term Arsene Wenger target and the Emirates Stadium boss is keen to bring in extra firepower to help support captain Robin Van Persie up front.
At present Van Persie is ploughing a lone furrow up front as it seems pairing him with Gervinho or Marouane Chamakh has failed to prove effective and Wenger is keen to bring in furhter attacking options and is now earmarking a move for former nice striker Remy.
The 24 year old moved to the Stade Velodrome in August 2010 and was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal prior to agreeing a deal with Marseille. Remy has netted 24 goals in 57 matches for OM but may be tempted by a move to the Premier League not least because when the rangy striker joined the club they were reigning Ligue 1 champions but last term lost their crown to Lille and this campaign has seen Didier Deschamps side fall back to ninth spot.
Marseille are currently a massive 12 points behind surprise leaders Montpellier and have not impressed in the Champions League thus far.
Wenger may well see the powerfully built French international as the perfect foil for Van Persie and the North London club are apparently ready to offer up to £18m to sign the in form striker. Remy may feel that a high profile move would help his chances of securing a regular starting spot in Laurent Blanc’s national team set-up.
Van Persie has amassed an incredible 50% of Arsenal’s Premier League tally this term and the club’s other recognised strikers have managed to net just three times this season, hence the need to consider bringing in a strike partner for the Dutch international.