Arsenal Agree Personal Terms With QPR Striker Loic Remy

FA Cup Champions Arsenal are believed to have agreed personal terms with French striker Loic Remy ahead of a summer move from QPR. The French international, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle where he scored 14 goals in 29 appearances, is reportedly also a target for Liverpool and Tottenham, and the striker even last week admitted that he would like to join Chelsea.

According to Sky News Radio, Arsenal have beaten Remy’s other suitors to the punch, snapping him up ahead of the World Cup which starts in 10 days’ time. It is believed the Gunners will have to pay around £10m for the 27-year-old’s services.

Remy could prove to be a very good signing especially as he would take some pressure off his French compatriot, Olivier Giroud, who was the only recognized striker for the gunners last season. Both players are in the French squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil and have been giving Didier Deschamps more reasons to be starters when the world cup kick-starts.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recently ended speculation about his future by signing a new three-year deal, and he is said to have been given around £100m to spend on new players. Wenger seems to be moving unusually fast this time around, especially since it took him until the last day of last summer’s transfer window to bring in record signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, and it looks like Wenger is about to do things differently.

Though QPR are now back in the Premier League after winning the Championship Play-Off Final against Derby 1-0 courtesy of Bobby Zamora, Remy is still very much keen to leave Loftus Road.

In April, Remy said that he would be open to a move and that he wants to play for a big club who are competing at the highest level. “I want to join a great European club, to play at the highest level,” told Remy.

Remy didn’t do much to quell the speculations as he was spotted at Arsenal’s game against West Brom back at the start of May, fueling speculation that the French striker was keen on a move to the North London club.

To sign a striker with a proven record of scoring goals in the Premier League would be a huge boost to Arsenal. There won’t be any element of risk or gamble like signing a striker from abroad; usually their adaptation to the English game is not always guaranteed and may even need a couple of seasons before they adapt.

Remy has already shown he can score goals in this division, so his signing would not feel like a big gamble, and with Wenger keen to beef up the squad, Remy would be a good addition and a welcome development for Arsenal fans.

Oderinde Olufemi

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