France hot shot Loic Remy begs Arsenal to make new £13m move

24 March 2010 03:37
France striker Loic Remy has revealed he still longs to join Arsenal - despite seeing a January move to the Gunners collapse because of Nice's high asking price.

The 23-year-old's French club demanded £13million when Arsene Wenger eyed him as a winter stand-in for Robin van Persie.

The Gunners have since arranged the transfer of Marouane Chamakh, who will leave Bordeaux at the end of the season, but Remy hopes he can still earn a move to north London.

Earning his stripes: Loic Remy (right) in action for Nice

Lyon have made three bids to re-sign a player they sold to Nice for £6.5m two years ago, but Remy said: 'My preference would be Arsenal over Lyon.

  'I won't hide it. They are a young team with a developing game and with ambitions.

'I really take pleasure in watching them play. It is an ideal place to continue to progress.

'You never know in football what will happen. But Arsenal are a club that make me feel desire.'

In the spotlight: Remy (right) celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend

Remy has been in fine form, scoring 11 League goals in 28 appearances this season, making him the top scorer in a side sitting 16th in Ligue 1.

His exploits caught the eye of Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi, who recommended the 6ft striker to Wenger.

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Source: Daily_Mail