Arsene Wenger has edged ever-closer to securing his first big-name signing of the summer, as it has been revealed that Loic Remy has agreed terms over a move to Arsenal.
The Frenchman has been seeking an exit from QPR for a few weeks now, and interest in him from some of the biggest clubs in England has been extremely high. Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal were all said to be hot on his tails for different reasons, but it would appear, at least according to the Metro, that the latter have won the battle for his signature.
The Metro, citing Sky News Radio, relays that the Gunners will be paying around £10million in total for the purchase of Remy, with the deal now effectively complete thanks to the player agreeing to personal terms. The news will come as a big boost to Arsenal fans, the vast majority of whom were expecting to see a new forward bought in to bolster their attacking credentials.
Remy will likely now compete with Olivier Giroud for a place in the starting XI at the Emirates Stadium, and his goal-scoring record in England should stand him in good stead. Having bagged himself 14 Premier League goals in just 26 domestic appearances whilst on-loan at Newcastle last season, he will be hoping he can fire his way into Wenger’s long-term plans.