Piers Morgan touts Newcastle star as 'great signing' potentially for Arsenal

Loic Remy

Renowned Gunner believes Loic Remy, on loan at Newcastle United from Queens Park Rangers, would be a good mid-season recruit.

Tall, French attacker Loic Remy, who has returned a goal or assist once every 123 minutes for temporary club Newcastle United, is currently third in the table of the Premier League's top goalscorers for the season. It is little wonder, considering he is on loan at the Magpies from Queens Park Rangers, that there is intense speculation surrounding the player's future.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is determined to keep Remy, 27, on Tyneside on a permanent basis, but will not enter negotiations over a deal until the end of the season. He was recently quoted by The Journal to have said: 'The plan was always that he would be on loan for the year and we had a deal with QPR that would be the case. We would like to do it permanently but there is a long way until that happens.'

Newcastle, though, are not the only club linked with making a swoop for Remy as Arsenal, as recently as January 2 according to The Times, would also be keen on adding the striker to their roster.

Such a move would be welcomed by Arsenal fan and social media whiz Piers Morgan, who had previously campaigned for the club to approach Liverpool over the signing of Luis Suarez, while also backing a purchase of Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov or FC Schalke wunderkind Julian Draxler.

It may perhaps be surprising that Morgan is so pro Remy when he is so anti Giroud. Yes, anti-Giroud may be quite harsh, as Morgan has conceded that he admires Olivier's work-rate, however, Morgan is a Giroud critic, yet, when studying their statistical contributions below, it is clear that they are remarkably similar.

They have both featured in the same amount of games (20), with Giroud having a 129 minute advantage, but Remy has returned two more goals with three less assists. Their minutes per shot on goal ratio, as well as their minutes per chance created for a team-mate, are near identical, but Giroud has the clear edge in terms of total touches on the ball per game.

NameGoalsMins/ShotAssistMins/Chance createdTouches/GameAppsMins
Remy 11 25.59 2 70.09 34.45 20 1,612
NameGoalsMins/ShotAssistMins/Chance createdTouches /GameAppsMins
Giroud 9 24.87 5 72.54 49.10 20 1,741

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