Arsenal are considering a double swoop in the summer as Arsene Wenger is preparing a £18m bid to sign Queens Park Rangers duo Chris Samba and Loic Remy, according to the Daily Star.

Arsene Wenger

The report claims the Gunners are likely to capitalise on bringing the Congolese defender and the French striker to the Emirates, if QPR face relegation in the current campaign. The Hoops are currently sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table with 23 points from 30 games.

Harry Redknapp has a huge task in helping the west London club to continue in the Premire League next season, with only eight games remaining in the league. Remy has been in impressive form after joining QPR as he has scored three goals in six league appearances, while Samba has been key in his side's recent league victories over Southampton and Sunderland.

The Gunners have to strengthen their defence and their attacking lineup this summer. Remy is currently earning £75,000-a-week while Samba earns £1,00,000-a-week at Loftus Road. Should QPR drop to the Championship next season, it will be unlikely for the club to offer such huge wages, leaving the players to leave the west Londoners in the summer.

Samba had expressed his desire to join the north London club while he was with Blackburn Rovers back in 2011. Should the ex-Anzhi player make a move to the Emirates this summer, it will strengthen Arsenal's back four and also bolster their squad.

The Frenchman is in a need of a striker to bolster his side's attacking lineup as Arsenal has failed to replace their skipper Robin van Persie, who completed a move to league rivals Manchester United last summer.

The addition of Remy to the Gunners starting lineup will not only add value, but also give Olivier Giroud a competition up front. Meanwhile, reports the forward is now considering an exit from QPR at the end of the season as he joined Redknapp's side to join a bigger club.

Arsenal are also linked with a move to sign Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic this summer while the Gunners are also interested in bringing Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams to the Emirates at the end of the season.