Former Newcastle Striker Linked With Arsenal – Why He Would Be A Great Signing

Despite the fact that Arsenal haven’t actually announced the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, they are already chasing other players. That is the way the transfer market has to be played these days, as other targets can disappear very quickly. You can rest on the fact that you have been successful in obtaining fresh faces, but there are always improvements to be made.

As Arsenal still need to improve their attack, despite being very close to Alexis Sanchez, they have been chasing Loic Remy to provide competition for Olivier Giroud up front. The Metro are reporting that Remy could join the Gunners for as little as £8 million. With Nicklas Bendtner gone, Yaya Sanogo is the only other first-team striker left at the club. However, Giroud needs competition both to give the Frenchman a break and to provide a different option for the Gunners.

For me, Remy is the perfect competition for Giroud, but is not what Arsenal need. What I mean by that is he wouldn’t necessarily be a regular starter, but he would be a very good signing for the squad. The reason why I think he would be a great option for the Gunners is because he offers a different threat to Giroud.

Giroud is a player that likes to hold the ball up and have runners that go beyond him. With Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and possibly Alexis Sanchez, he will have a field day with all these indirect runs. There have been so many occasions where he has flicked the ball on almost immediately after receiving it. He isn’t the type of player that will look for the run in behind the defenders, something that Mesut Ozil prefers.

Remy, on the other hand, will do much of what Giroud does, but he will also make those key runs in behind. He certainly has the pace to do it, as well the height and strength to hold the ball up if he needs to. Remy is a clinical striker as well which would be very handy if Walcott and Sanchez are flanking him.

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