Loic Remy Newcastle

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is desperate to join Arsenal in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal have been keeping a track of the Frenchman since his time in Marseille and the striker has shown that he has acclimatised with the Premier League, during his season-long loan at Newcastle.

The striker scored 14 goals and has made his way into the France national team where he will pit himself against the likes of Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema for a starting spot.

Remy and Giroud have formed a good partnership in the World Cup friendlies and Arsene Wenger will be keeping a keen eye on his development as he looks to splash the cash to strengthen his squad for next summer.

The Gunners won the FA Cup but narrowly missed out on the league title as injuries to key players scuppered their title race. Arsenal finished the season in fourth spot, seven points behind eventual league winners Manchester City.

The Gunners were undone by the lack of attacking options up front with Giroud being handed the bulk of the responsibility.

He failed to live up to expectations and the Gunners failed to score goals and ended up with a total of 68 goals, a long way off the top two teams in the league.

Remy's arrival will give them some much needed pace through the middle to move behind defenders, while the return of Theo Walcott will also help their cause.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp revealed that the player is set to leave and a club needs to trigger his release clause to make any headway.

"I don't see (Loic) Remy wanting to come back and play. He's talking about playing Champions League somewhere," Redknapp said.

"I wouldn't know what he'll do, but I think he's got a buy-out clause which is at a reasonable level.

"Not much more than we paid for him," he added.