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Arsenal are reportedly set to step up their chase for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who has an £8m buyout clause in his contract.

According to the Guardian, Arsene Wenger wants to add two strikers to the Gunners squad with Remy and another more marquee signing planned.

The former Marseille forward, who is available at a reasonable price, will make it viable for Arsenal to bring in an expensive forward as well to help Olivier Giroud lead the line at the Emirates. The Gunners did struggle to consistently score goals last season despite winning the FA Cup and securing Champions League football.

The north London side have been linked with plenty of forwards over the summer with Mario Mandzukic, Mario Balotelli and Alexis Sanchez being the names constantly mentioned.

Remy, who is currently employed by Queens Park Rangers, spent last season on loan at Newcastle United after his parent club were relegated from the Premier League. He had an impressive season at St James' Park scoring 14 goals and providing 3 assists in only 26 league appearances.

The Tyneside club's manager Alan Pardew is very keen to make the striker's deal permanent after he scored the bulk of their goals last season. However, the French forward, who is on World Cup duty in Brazil, has made it clear that he wants to play Champions League football.

Remy idolises Gunners legend Thierry Henry and wants to follow in his footsteps and play for Arsenal. It is claimed that he is even ready to push for a move to the north London club.

Wenger is in Brazil doing television work and is reportedly keen to activate Remy's clause and complete the move. However, the Frenchman will likely wait till the end of the World Cup to open his reported £100m transfer purse to make the big signings.

Apart from attacking additions, Arsenal are in the market for a defensive midfielder, right full-back and a back-up goalkeeper since the departure of 11 players including first team players Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna and Nicklas Bendtner.