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Arsenal Set to Make Shock Move to Trigger Release Clause to Sign QPR Striker Loic Remy

Emirates Stadium side ready to pounce if Loftus Road side fail to beat the drop.

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Arsenal are reportedly ready to trigger a release clause that would see QPR striker Loic Remy available to sign should th West London side fail to avoid relegation.

Italian source TuttoMercato claim that Arsene Wenger is ready to make a move for the former Marseille man, who has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, should QPR get relegated.

Harry Redknapp’s side have a mountain to climb to stay in the English top tier, despite a decent run of results in recent weeks.

QPR sit bottom of the table, seven points from safety and with just eight games to go. Redknapp has stated that his side needs five more wins to have any chance of a miracle recovery but given that the Super Hoops have managed just four wins all season it seems such a target is more than a tad unlikely.

Remy has been something of a success since his move to QPR, netting three goals in six appearances for the club which has seen Redknapp’s side secure two wins and two draws in the process.

Wenger may well feel the need to strengthen his attack and could see Remy as an ideal player to boost a strike-force that currently relies on Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, albeit only on occasions that the Arsenal manager opts to use the England man in a central role.

Whilst the Gunners boss can also use Lukas Podolski and Gervinho in striking roles he has hitherto elected to use them predominantly in wide attacking spots.

Remy was forced out from Marseille after losing his spot in Elie Baup’s first team plans, this despite the fact that the French international finished the last two campaigns as the top scorer at the Stade Velodrome club.

QPR paid £8m to sign Remy in January so one wonders what fee would be required to trigger his release clause in the summer.


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