Looking to fill a hole up front, Arsenal are taking a strong hard look at Loic Remy in the hopes of landing the player this summer.
Manager Arsene Wenger is ready to shell out as much as £12 million to land the player. When asked about acquiring Remy, Wenger played it safe, saying, “He is a very good striker. But at the moment we focus on the end of the season, not strikers.”
The non-answer answer only added to the speculation that Remy might be donning the red shirt of the Gunners next season. His play this year at Newcastle, his temporary digs after being loaned to the team by the Queens Park Rangers, has been exemplary. Newcastle would love to be able to keep him but he’s a free agent this summer.
The Gunners need another forward to help Olivier Giroud out. Right now Yaya Sanogo might end up being loaned to another club, and Nicklas Bendtner will more than likely not return next season.
Could Remy match the Gunners’ style? Experts say yes. He can play at several places, and he is quick and athletic.
Will Remy want to sign? One advantage the Gunners may have is that Wenger has pledged to return to Emirates Stadium for at least another year.
He’s been at he helm since 1996, and is now the longest serving manager in team history. He’s also their most successful manager ever, winning more major titles than anyone else. “Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am … that means to stay.”
This year, though frustrating at times, may end on a high note with the FA Cup trophy. And who knows, it might also end with the acquisition of Remy.