With Arsenal’s need for a striker well known, Arsene Wenger was today pressed by the man from Sky Sports about a possible interest in Loic Remy.
The Newcastle forward (on loan from QPR) has been a name tenuously linked with the Gunners for some time now, but the Arsenal manager was quick to dismiss the speculation ahead of Monday’s fixture against Alain Pardeaux’s team.
“He is a good striker,” said Wenger after being asked if the former Nice and Marseille might fit in at the Emirates. “But at the moment we are focused on our end of season, not on transfers.”
Which is a perfectly reasonable position to take, all things considered.
The manager also had praise for Mikel Arteta who has, reportedly, got his tooth situation sorted. We’re hopeful, but not confident, that he’s plumped for the gigantic fang as discussed on Monday’s Arsecast Extra, but the manager backed the Spaniard to continue contributing at the top level for a while yet.
” I like Mikel Arteta because of his quality, his focus, his commitment and his winner’s attitude.
“I have big respect for what he has achieved this season. He is very conscientious, very professional and he has a couple of years left.”