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Arsenal boss lines up January bid for Premier League star

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Arsenal added yet another addition to their injury list, after Nicklas Bendtner clashed with Cardiff's goalkeeper David Marshall following his goal to open the scoring on the night, injuring his ankle in the process.

With Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner both out with injuries, Arsene Wenger will be looking for a replacement striker as soon as possible now the January window is open.

The Gunners have been short of power upfront this season, with Giroud making 32 appearances this season already. The Frenchman picked up an injury in the 1-0 victory over Newcastle last month, leaving Wenger with Bendtner upfront who then came off injured on New Year's Day.

The latest talk around North London is that Newcastle's on loan striker Loic Remy is a possible target for Wenger, having scored 10 goals this season for the Toon Army.

The French international has also recently stated his desire to play Champions League football which would give Arsenal the upper hand if Alan Pardew wanted to sign the striker on a permanent basis from QPR.

Remy has a proven goalscoring record and has impressed since moving to the Premier League following his £8million deal from Marseille. His first season at QPR ended with an impressive tally of six goals in 13 appearances, prompting Pardew to make a loan move for the striker, following QPR's relegation to the Championship.

Redknapp is unlikely to want to sell his striker however, as he pushes for promotion back to the Premier League, where Remy would then stay at Loftus Road for the season. However, according to the Daily Express, Remy's recent Champions League dream has put  Wenger back on the strikers tail, having stated that QPR are ready to sell their French striker.

Remy could be available for at least £10million, with QPR having paid £8million for the striker back in the 2012/13 season. This signing could help Wenger contend heavily for the title this season, given the extra goal threat upfront that the likes of title contenders Manchester City have.

Wenger has however, insisted that he will not rush into signing another striker despite his lack of availability upfront.


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