QPR’s Loic Remy is one of the most linked players when it comes to Arsenal Football Club since the past few months. Who is Loic Remy, and what are five things you need to know about the French international striker who joined QPR from Marseille last season?
Loic Remy was born January 2 1987 in Rillieux-la-Pape in France. He started his playing career for a local youth club in his home city of Lyon, and later joined Olympic Lyonnais in 1999 where he spent six years in the club’s youth academy. In 2010, Remy signed for Olympic Marseille on a five year contract, and earned his first international cap for France in a friendly against Nigeria in June 2009. Remy moved to the EPL in January 2013 after agreeing a move to QPR for £8 Million.
Remy’s strength is in his ability to take long shots, which is something a club like Arsenal could do with at the moment. This just concluded season, the 27 year old French striker scored a total of 14 goals in 24 appearances for Newcastle, and provided 3 assists. His other attributes include ability to cut inside when playing from wide, and his dangerous counter attacking threat. His versatility is definitely something Arsenal need at the moment.
Style of play
Remy is the type of player who loves to shoot from distance; a trait that saw him score a couple of goals for Newcastle from long range this recently concluded season. Should he sign for Arsenal, he will add some shooting abilities to the gunners which is something we have missed for some time now.
Remy needs to work on his positioning, which has seen him caught off side on several occasions. His defensive contributions need to be worked on, and also his crossing.
Remy was quoted in the press to have refused to play the Liverpool match because he thought it was inconsequential. The player’s poor disciplinary records may not go down well with Wenger.
“We had nothing to play for and I didn’t want to risk getting hurt again,” Remy said.