Ex-Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has insisted that the club need to sign another striker before the close of the transfer window next week, reports talkSPORT.
The Gunners, who qualified for the lucrative group stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Besiktas last night, will be without No.1 striker Olivier Giroud until 2015 after the Frenchman was ruled out with an ankle injury.
However, with just a few days left of this summer's transfer window, it's uncertain as to whether Gunners chief Wenger will splash the cash once again on a forward. Arsenal have already landed Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, but could do with an out-and-out striker as they look for success this term.
Parlour certainly thinks the club should invest in attack, and has pinpointed QPR forward Remy as the ideal signing. The former Gunners man has insisted that Remy is a 'top player', and would represent great business at around £8 million.
Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Parlour said: “[Wenger] needed to strengthen even before Giroud [was ruled out].”
“Remy is probably the only option. He is not a lot of money in this day and age. You can get him for about £8million.
“Newcastle fans will tell you that, on his day, he is a very good finisher and top player. Maybe he is the man they go for. They need back-up."
Parlour has also insisted that Manchester City are much stronger in attack than the Gunners. The Citizens have an array of talent in the forward department, with the likes of Stevan Jovetic, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo all plying their trade at the Etihad.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have the likes of Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo, Theo Walcott, Sanchez and Co. competing for places in the Arsenal front line after the injury to Giroud.
Parlour continued by saying: “You look at Manchester City and they are so much stronger [in the striking department]. That is the difference between a side that is going to try and go a long way in the Champions League and win the Premier League than probably Arsenal in the moment.”
Arsenal fans will be hoping, then, that the club invest in a striker before the close of the market as the club look to mount a serious title challenge this term. And, if the club do enter the market for Remy, then they may well have to battle north London rivals Tottenham for the player's signature.
The Lilywhites have been linked with a move for the Frenchman in recent time, as they look to overhaul Arsenal into the Champions League places this season. It remains to be seen, however, as to whether either club make a move for the forward in the coming days.
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