Tottenham have trumped Arsenal in the race for Queens Park Ranger striker Loic Remy, according to the Metro.

The report states that Spurs are willing to match QPR's release clause of £15m and are well ahead of Arsenal for a deal with the Frenchman.

The striker has been in brilliant form for Newcastle this season, where he was sent on a season-long loan. He has scored 14 goals in only 24 appearances, having missed a lot of the season through injury.

He will be a brilliant addition to either of the north London clubs, who are in urgent need of a striker to alleviate their goal scoring woes. Arsenal are likely to make a move after the FA Cup and will be favourites to sign the player if they match QPR's asking fee, given their presence in the Champions League.

It will be a major scoop for Tottenham if they can secure the transfer with a lot of players likely to be shown the door, including the misfiring Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, on whom the club spent more than £50m.

Meanwhile, Arsenal need a backup for Olivier Giroud and Remy with his pace will be an ideal player to play alongside the Frenchman. Giroud has scored 16 goals in the league this season and Wenger is looking to add more firepower to increase their potency up front.

Meanwhile, former Gunner Jens Lehmann has insisted that Arsenal need to win the FA Cup title to end their trophy drought and show the world that they are still a force to reckon with.

"I travel a lot now, all round the world – and Arsenal do not really get talked about," Lehmann said.

"It is all Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. Arsenal? Hardly at all. It is not a good feeling.

"That is why is important for them to beat Hull at Wembley.

"If they win, it will give the whole club a boost. The brand of Arsenal has suffered a little bit recently. You win the FA Cup and that can change it," he concluded.