Loic Remy
Remy failed Liverpool medical and remains available for a cut price but will Arsenal give him a lifeline?Getty Images/OLLY GREENWOOD

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has been identified as the main option to replace injured Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud.

Giroud is expected to miss the remainder of the year with a broken leg suffered in the weekend's 2-2 draw with Everton after manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the 27-year-old will be out for "three to four months".

With Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski the only forwards in reserve for Arsenal, Wenger is being urged to bolster his attack during the remaining days of the transfer window, but the French boss is resisting making a significant investment.

Former midfielder Ray Parlour has joined the calls asking for Wenger to make further signings this summer and has identified Remy – whose move to Liverpool earlier this summer fell through due to a failed medical – as the ideal candidate.

"I thought [Wenger] needed to strengthen even before the news about Giroud," Parlour told talkSPORT.

"The question is who is available? People talk about Falcao, he's got a massive clause and whether Arsenal want to do that we'll have to wait and see, he's had a dodgy knee as well.

"Danny Welbeck. Whether Manchester United will look at it and go 'we can't afford to let anyone go especially to one of our rivals'. Vermaelen looked like he was going to Manchester United, I know Van Persie has gone there.

"You look at Remy and he is probably the only option as a forward. He is not a lot of money in this day and age. You can get him for about £8m. He's another player, and Newcastle fans will tell you that, on his day, he is a very good finisher and top player. Maybe he is the man they go for.

"But certainly they need back-up. They've got Sanogo, Campbell was on the bench and that's where you look at Manchester City they are so much stronger.

"That is the difference between a side that is going to try and go a long way in the Champions League and win the Premier League than probably Arsenal in the moment."

Remy netted 14 goals on loan at Newcastle United last season and though he is thought to be seeking a move to a club playing Champions League football, the 27-year-old remains at QPR.

A switch to Liverpool in July fell through after he reportedly failed a medical while on the club's pre-season tour, as Brendan Rodgers sought to sign a replacement for Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.

Liverpool have since signed Mario Balotelli, but Arsenal remain without a striker to lead their charge domestically and in Europe to the dismay of many sections of their supporters.