'Hope he has paid for his ticket!' - Wenger comments on Remy presence

Arsene Wenger Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Arsene Wenger has spoken about Loic Remy watching Arsenal take on West Brom this afternoon.

Arsenal played their final game at The Emirates today - beating West Brom 1-0 in what was something of a damp fixture in North London.

An Olivier Giroud goal was enough for victory - the French international striker signing off a good season, no matter what others might tell you, in style.

But bizarrely he was not the French striker making the headlines - that title belonged to Loic Remy.

The Newcastle United striker has been heavily linked with The Gunners recently - as his deal with parent club QPR includes a buy-out clause they are said to be considering meeting.

He has proven himself at this level this season - and he was at the ground watching, getting picked up by an eagle eyed Sky cameraman among the players friends and family.

But as for Wenger signing Remy - he said that he didn’t even know Remy was there.

He told Arsenal.com:

“Honestly I have just been informed that Loic Remy was here, I didn't know. So don't see any sign of us signing Loic Remy in that. I hope he has paid for his ticket! No [I didn't invite him], that's why I tell you I have not invited him.”

It seems likely that one of his team-mates from international duty asked him to come along and watch - almost how players try to sign their mates in Sunday League footy.

Remy is however a great option - and Wenger would still do well to bring him in at the right price.

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