Arsenal given green light to land French star

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being urged to make a move for French striker Loic Remy.

The OGC Nice striker is desperate for a move to the Premier League, and more specifically Arsenal. Remy has declared his love for the club, and has issued yet another come-and-get-me plea to his compatriot in charge at north London.

“Arsenal are the club I want to join. I won't deny they are my priority. Arsenal are a young, ambitious side and I love to watch them play," Remy told RMC.

"I have been an Arsenal fan since I was little. It is the ideal place for me. I spoke with Thierry [Henry] about them and asked him lots of questions about life there. I was not disappointed with what he told me."

23-year-old Remy spent all of his junior career at Lyon, making his senior debut as a teenager in 2006. He would fail to make a significant impact at the Stade de Gerland, and moved to Lens on loan in 2008.

After an impressive short-stint with Les Sang et Or, Remy was brought by Nice for a club record fee of close to €8 million. He has repaid them with a goal every three games for the Ligue 1 club.

International recognition has followed, with Remy earning his stripes at U21 level before being capped for the senior Les Bleus side in 2009. He is expected to feature at the World Cup.

Remy originally attempted to stoke the fire over a possible move to the Gunners in November, and again stated his wish to move to north London in March.

This latest statement of intent will put Wenger on alert, and the Arsenal boss holds all the cards if he wants to make a summer move in the region of €10 million when the transfer window re-opens in June.

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