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Arsenal boss to play Walcott to avoid Alexis burn out?

Two things that Arsene Wenger has said this week in the build up to Arsenal facing Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday could well give us a little clue about the Frenchman’s plans for the festive period.

The manager has already given our star man Alexis Sanchez a little rest by leaving him in London while the Gunners travelled to Turkey to hammer Galatasaray in the final Champions League group game last week. But the Chile international star had played almost every minute for us before that and his break was much needed and well deserved.

Barton blasts spineless Arsenal and Wenger! Is he right?

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players are no strangers to criticism, especially in recent years, so we should not be surprised to see that the man who has an opinion on everything, but is also strangely unable to take any of it aimed in his direction, Joey `le muppet` Barton, has stuck his oar in on the day before the Gunners face another of those big away games that have been our undoing in the last few seasons.

A BBC report reveals that Barton, now playing for QPR again, has kindly offered his insight into why the Gunners struggle in these games and it does not make nice reading for Wenger and the players.

Now could Arsenal get Remy to lower his wage demands?

I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.

But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal.

£16m Balotelli deal the real reason Remy to Arsenal is off?

I must admit to being a bit baffled as to why Arsenal just stepped aside and allowed Liverpool to lead the race of Loic Remy. There was talk of his £80,000 a week wages being a problem for Arsene Wenger, but that is not a lot for a Premier League class striker these days.

The BBC, however, have reported that the Anfield club and QPR have already agreed the transfer fee of £8.5 million, which was the striker’s very affordable release clause and it looks like the move will soon be done and dusted.

Will Arsenal regret after letting Remy sign for Liverpool?

There is a good chance that Arsene Wenger could end up kicking himself over this one, as Arsenal are set to see one of our long term transfer targets, Loic Remy, sign a long term contract with Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to a report in Metro.

It appears as though their manager Brendan Rodgers has no qualms about meeting the £80,000 a week wage demands of the French striker, as well as paying the release clause in his QPR contract of around £8-10 million. I still do not really understand why the Gunners baulked at this amount of money, because it is well within our pay sclae and ability to cover it.

Will Liverpool interest finally seal Remy to Arsenal transfer?

If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true, then we should soon see whether Arsene Wenger is really serious about bringing Loic Remy to the club or not. The transfer move for the France international striker has been on since the end of last season, with his parent club QPR making no secret of the fact that the 27-year old has a very affordable release clause and is looking to move.

Should Arsenal just pay Remy the £80k he wants?

There was a bit of head scratching among the Arsenal fans last week, after we had built ourselves up to expect a possible three new signings to celebrate on the say that the new Arsenal kits by PUMA were officially unveiled. The one we got, Alexis Sanchez, was a top class piece of transfer action, but I still wondered what was stopping the Gunners from announcing Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy alongside the Chile international.

Is Campbell the reason Arsenal are delaying Remy transfer?

It seemed at the start of the week that Loic Remy would have been announced as a new Arsenal player by now, along with his team mate at Newcastle last season Mathieu Debuchy. However, only the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona has been officially confirmed by the Gunners, so what is the hold-up?

Various reports are now appearing in papers like The Mirror and Metro about the likes of Newcastle, Liverpool and our north London rivals Tottenham, making enquiries to QPR about the French striker. Surely, if Arsenal had all but completed the transfer of Remy, then these other clubs would not be wasting their time, suggesting to me that Arsene Wenger has not made up his mind to bring the 27-year old to the Emirates, at least not yet.

Loic Remy also expected to sign for Arsenal in next few days

All Arsenal fans are expecting a bumper payout tomorrow (forever to be known as PUMA Day for the forseeable future!) as it has been confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is ready to be unveiled, plus the news that Martin Debuchy has passed his medical at the Emirates.

According to the Mirror, QPR’s prolific striker Loic Remy is expected to be the Third Man as they have reported that Arsenal are currently in talks with their neighbours to seal the deal for the French international.

Come on Arsenal…don’t let Spurs sign Remy!!

Loic Remy has not exactly hidden the fact that he would like to be an Arsenal player. He came to watch the Gunners play at the Emirates stadium towards the end of last season (honestly, guv, just to watch) and has spoken about how his role model was Thierry Henry.

Add to that the fact that he says he wants to be playing in the Champions League and his QPR boss Harry Redknapp admitted that there was a fairly small release clause in his contract, and most Arsenal fans are wondering why Arsene Wenger has not already signed the French striker up. Remy may get another chance to showcase his skills for France against Nigeria today, which might just tip the balance for him.

Arsenal boss doing background checks as he plots Remy transfer

The long wait, by the player himself anyway, for a dream transfer to Arsenal could soon be over for the QPR striker Loic Remy. There are reports in the media that the Gunners are getting closer to making an official move for the pacy and prolific front man, but there are still one or two issues to resolve apparently.

It seems that the France international has done enough during his year-and-a-half in the Premier League to convince Arsene Wenger that he has got the quality to play for Arsenal. His goals to games ratio, while playing for two struggling sides in Newcastle and QPR, is certainly impressive, while his all round game shows the skill and pace that would have been welcome for us last season.

Latest transfer rumour suggests Arsenal and Remy have agreed terms

This could turn out to be an amazing day for Arsenal, with rumours and speculation pointing Arsenal fans to believe that Arsene Wenger really is back in business as the master of transfers. It is no more than we deserve really, after the exquisite torture that we have had to suffer for many a year.

We have already brought you two great bits of news, if they turn out to be true, about the return of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and the arrival of Serge Aurier from Toulouse (that has got to be the worst name ever for a sports team). But we are not done yet. Third time is the charm so they say.