Emirates Stadium side lead chase for proven top tier marksman.
Arsenal are to trigger an £8m release clause as they seek to sign French international Loic Remy according to the Sunday Mirror.
The 27 year old QPR man has impressed during his season long loan spell as Newcastle United and now Arsene Wenger will look to beat Alan Pardew in a race to sign the former Marseille man on a permanent deal.
Remy may well be tempted by a move to the Emirates Stadium, where he will team up with national team colleagues Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud and Wenger certainly needs further attacking options.
Indeed Wenger has been overly reliant on Giroud, who has appeared exhausted as times this term, and Remy’s proven Premier League record makes the outlay of £8m nothing short of a bargain buy waiting to happen.
Remy netted six goals in 14 appearances for QPR last season but his goals were unable to keep the West London side from the drop and his move to St James’ Park has led to another successful campaign in the English top tier, with the lethal finisher scoring 13 goals in 23 matches.
With Theo Walcott sidelined and Lukas Podolski failing to cut a consistent figure in the Gunners attack there is a very real need for alternative options to help provide more of a cutting edge in the Arsenal attack and Remy may well be the ideal man for the job.
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