Arsenal target opens door on Gunners move - and he can prove he's better than Giroud

Loic Remy

Arsenal target Loic Remy has opened the door on a move to the Emirates Stadium after admitting that the World Cup is a shop window for him.

The Gunners finally secured a piece of silverware for the first time in nine years with their FA Cup final win over Hull City, and there is a sense of positivity returning to the club as a result. Manager Arsene Wenger is now expected to improve the squad over the coming months, with the transfer window set to open once again.

One of the main areas of the team that must be strengthened is in attack, where Olivier Giroud struggled to carry the workload on his own. Nicklas Bendtner has now left the club whilst Yaya Sanogo is too inexperienced to be relied upon heavily.

A name strongly linked with a move to North London is Queens Park Rangers striker Remy, who spend the season on loan with Newcastle United, ending the season as the Magpies' top scorer with 14 goals. His impressive displays have attracted interest from the biggest sides in the Premier League, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham - as well as the Gunners.

Recent comments from Remy have handed Arsenal a huge boost in their chase of the 27-year-old after he admitted that the World Cup this summer will serve as a shop window for him, with his future still up in the air.

"You have a very small chance of being in it (the World Cup)," Rémy told L’Equipe. "You almost have more of a chance of winning the EuroMillions lottery. I hope it’s the start of something big for me. The World Cup is a shop window for me. Newcastle, to whom I was loaned by QPR, want to buy me. I don’t know if I’m going to stay there. I’m at a crossroads, in a key year. It can either all take off or stagnate. Since the start of the year, apart from the injuries, it’s been good. And when I feel good, I think I can do a lot of damage."

His World Cup performance is particularly critical in comparison to his international team mate Giroud. If Remy can contribute heavily for Didier Deschamps' men this summer, it will most likely be at Giroud's expense, with both men playing backup roles to Karim Benzema in attack.

If Remy can prove that he's better than Giroud, then it might just be the push Wenger needs to buy the QPR star - which would leave Giroud sweating over his role in the Arsenal side.

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