In January, when Arsenal fans were pulling their hair out about the deafening silence from the Emirates, the Gunners were linked with every man and his dog, it seemed. A large number of the rumours concerned strikers, as Arsenal were dominating games but missing plenty of chances and both Giroud and Podolski were a little slow to adapt to the Premier League.
Loic Remy was one of the players who regularly popped up in these rumours, but Arsene Wenger kept his powder dry, only signing Nacho Monreal from Malaga on the last day because of an injury to Kieran Gibbs. When QPR then signed 26-year old Remy, there was more frustration from Gooners, especially when he adapted quickly to the Premier League and started banging the goals in.
The French international looked good against us yesterday, but he would rather have been playing in red and white, according to the Mirror and is hoping that Wenger will sign him in the summer. The paper reports that he has made it clear to friends, whatever that means, that his club of choice is the Gunners.
Wenger is known to be an admirer of the French forward, but maybe had concerns about him in the English Premier League. Five goals in 11 games, including an absolute stunner, have shown he has what it takes and he will be available for just £6 million thanks to a relegation escape clause.
That seems like a bargain for Remy, but is he the quality that Arsenal need to push us on to success. I am not so sure. I think he would be an excellent squad player, especially for that money, but I would like Wenger to aim higher. What do you think Gooners?