Loic Remy Newcastle
Loic Remy, seen here celebrating his goal against Tottenham, will again be Newcastle's most potent weapon going forward. Reuters

Arsenal are set to bring Loic Remy to the Emirates next summer with the Gunners willing to invoke his £8m release clause, according to the Sunday People.

The striker has been in brilliant form this season, scoring for fun for Newcastle, where he has been brought on loan from the relegated Queens Park Rangers.

The Frenchman has scored 13 goals this season and assisted two and has proved that he is ready to lead the line in the Premier League.

The Gunners are in the market for a striker to provide cover for Olivier Giroud, with Yaya Sanogo still a few years away from realising his potential.

Nicklas Bendtner, who is in his last year of contract, is also set to leave, leaving Arsenal with a major void in that department. The north London club had tried to sign Luis Suarez last summer, but were foiled in their efforts by Liverpool, who refused to sell the Uruguayan to a direct rival which, in retrospect, is likely to cost the Gunners the league.

Remy, with his pace, will provide Wenger with a different option to Giroud, who is known for his hold up play. With the likes of Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla behind him, he will not have a dearth of balls to run on to and his finish proves that he can be a lethal acquisition for the north London club if they decide to go ahead in the summer.

Newcastle, where he is currently on loan, were favourites for his signature in January, but manager Alan Pardew revealed that he doesn't have the funds to activate the transfer.

When asked if Remy's goal scoring tally will make it difficult for the Magpies to acquire him, he said, " I think that's fairly obvious. He is going to be hot property. He is going to get a lot of press tomorrow and I am going to leave him out of the next 11 [games]."