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Sports News - February 04, 2009

Arsenal target Nice striker Loic Remy, the ‘new Thierry Henry’
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reported to be preparing a bid to sign Loïc Rémy, the Nice striker who is being hailed as the “new Thierry Henry”.

According to a report in The Sun, the 22 year-old, who has scored six times in 12 games for his club this season, is aware of Wenger’s interest and has been in talks with France team mates Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna about what life at the Emirates is like.
With interest also coming from AC Milan, Lyon and Bordeaux, Arsenal are likely to have to pay upwards of £14 million for the forward, who only signed for Nice 18 months ago.

Asked what he thought of Arsenal’s interest, Rémy said: “I often talk about Arsenal with Diaby and Sagna when I am with them in the French team.
“They tell me that when you are at Arsenal you want to stay there your entire career.”
But Rémy hinted that a move would not be done in January and added: “In terms of leaving Nice, I got my first international cap with this club and I see no reason to go to the World Cup as anything but a Nice player.” (Telegraph)

Having scored 36 goals in their first 12 Premier League games and having a very young squad you would be forgiven for thinking that Arsene Wenger wouldn’t need to invest in the attacking third but clearly the Arsenal boss likes to plan for every eventuality.

Loic Remy is a top quality youngster who is in the form of his life and no doubt the Nice player is thrilled to be linked with a move to north London and clearly there are a few big clubs circling the 22 year old and with that in mind the French side have slapped a pretty hefty price on his head and one that could well cause Arsene to reconsider.

With the possibility of nabbing Marouane Chamakh from Bordeaux for nothing in the summer it may be that Loic Remy may not be heading for the Emirates any time soon unless the asking price is a little more competitive.

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