Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stayed mum over speculation linking the Gunners with a move for 27-year old QPR striker Loic Remy, who is currently on loan at Newcastle.
Arsenal are set to be pitted against Remy when they take on Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United on Monday, and when asked about a possible transfer interest in the Frenchman from the Gunners, Wenger replied, “He’s a good striker. At the moment, we are focussed on end of season, not transfers,”
Remy’s loan deal at Newcastle expires in the summer, and he is already considering a move to a big European club in the summer, with Arsenal among the clubs interested.
Wenger has been tracking Remy since his time at Marseille, but did not sign him 2 years ago when he moved to QPR. The striker’s impressive tally of 13 goals for the Magpies this season seems to have reignited interest from Arsenal though, especially since Wenger is in need of a speedy forward in the mold of the France international.
Despite his refusal to speak about transfer rumours, many reports suggest that the Arsenal boss is plotting a move for his compatriot, who reportedly has a 10 million pound release clause in his contract, which has made QPR resign to the fact that they might have to sell him in the summer.