Chelsea striker Loic Remy has been largely ignored by clubs this summer despite being made available for transfer, but interest is finally growing in his signature. The French international has fallen down the pecking order in his short time at Stamford Bridge and is being linked with a host of clubs in the Premier League and Europe.
Arsenal tried to sign Loic Remy back in the summer of 2014, but he snubbed the Gunners to join Chelsea, going on to win the Premier League title that season. But he’s since been frozen out and is weighing up his options at a time where his stock hasn’t been much lower. Olympique Lyonnais and Crystal Palace are two sides having been linked with Remy, but should Arsenal enquire?
The 29-year-old boasts pace and a ruthless finishing touch when in form, and would provide versatility to the attack as he can play anywhere across front three. Loic Remy would give a contrasting skill-set to Olivier Giroud, which could make for a potent partnership or at least adequate cover from the bench.
There wouldn’t be a language barrier so settling in should be easy at the Emirates Stadium too, nor would he break the bank. With Arsenal having failed in their bid to sign Jamie Vardy, Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi, why don’t they enquire about Remy? With Giroud short of match fitness, while Danny Welbeck is out until 2017, Arsenal need another striker.
It’s clear the Gunners don’t want to spend big, so why don’t they test the waters for Remy? Arsenal and Chelsea don’t often do deals together, but the Blues’ desire to be rid of Remy, plus his potential will to play for a Champions League club, might force their hand to sell him to Arsenal, pending interest.