If Arsenal can get Remy and Wanyama for £20 million...

Would you be happy if Arsenal managed to sign Loic Remy and Victor Wanyama for £20 million?

Loic Remy is one of the Premier League's most in-form strikers, despite QPR being destined for relegation, he is doing himself no disservice with his own level of performance.

In fact relegation could work in his favour as it will free him up to a move to a bigger club, and Arsenal are one of several teams interested in his services.

If the Gunners were able to snap him up, and figures of less than £8 million have been discussed, then it would be a potential bargain for a player who has shown no trouble adapting from Ligue One to the Premier League.

While question marks persist over the Arsenal goalkeeping situation, and whether they will bring in a new defender, it is clear that they need another central striker - with Wenger reluctant to play Walcott up top, and a midfielder to replace Abou Diaby - who is injured and not set to return until 2014.

How much Arsenal have to spend in the summer is yet to be determined - the Telegraph claimed the club were to be given £70 million, but it was also claimed the Gunners had £35 million to spend this January, and splashed out a grand total of £8.3 million.

So therefore it is important for fans not to buy into grand promises, and remain realistic and assume any transfer business the club do will be on a budget. 

Which is why the Gunners should consider Remy, as he is superb value at £8 million, less than was paid for Giroud and Podolski - and in a wider context, less than Liverpool paid for Fabio Borini last summer and once extortionate agents fees are taken into consideration, around the same as Chelsea paid for Demba Ba.

Arsenal have been linked with Jovetic of Fiorentina, but Remy is such a potential bargain they should look at snapping him up regardless, with Manchester City and Chelsea also linked with the Montenegro forward there are no guarantees the Gunners won't miss out on the star.

In midfield, an ideal candidate to replace Abou Diaby is Celtic's all-action midfielder Victor Wanyama, who has impressed in the Champions League this season, scoring against Barcelona - and is just 21.

Wanyama even has the capability like Alex Song to adapt and play at centre-back in an emergency, a trait which could be useful in an injury crisis. 

He is rated as one of Africa's brightest talents, and is ready for a step up from playing in the SPL, and he would certainly get that at Arsenal. Playing at Celtic does mean he is used to playing in front of large crowds and building a winning mentality, which would hopefully mean he spends little time adapting.

There are other clubs interested in Wanyama too, and Celtic are likely to charge a high price. They will want closer to £15 million, when his real market value is far less. Arsenal may just be able to strike a compromise at £12 million.

If the Gunners could snap up the pair of Wanyama and Remy for £12 million it would add a valuable strength in depth to the squad, something which has come into play in recent weeks, but also add two new dimensions to the side.

Remy's pace up front would give teams a headache, and allow Arsenal to keep Walcott out wide and offer the same threat there, while Wanyama's power in midfield is what supporters crave from a fully fit Diaby, but have been unable to see regularly.

An overall outlay of £20 million still allow money for a big name like a Jovetic if the desire was there- with players like Arshavin outgoing and freeing up squad and wage bill space - but with Remy's addition make it not a disaster if their top target moved elsewhere, while also leaving cash to sign a new goalkeeper if required and a new defender.

Arsenal fans would you be happy with Remy and Wanyama as a starting point for summer business? 

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