Arsenal step up Remy and Debuchy chase

Premier League giants Arsenal are edging closer to securing a double swoop for France stars Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy.

The Gunners have long been blighted by problems with the striker position with Frenchman Olivier Giroud their only recognized quality front man and Wenger is keen to pair him with his France international team mate Remy, who spent the last season on loan at Newcastle United from Queens Park Rangers.

Meanwhile, they have renewed their interest in another Frenchman in Newcastle United right back Debuchy as they look to bring in a strong player in that position to replace Bacary Sagna, who left the club on a free contract to move to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Debuchy is France’s first choice right back ahead of Sagna and has been a part of the first two games for France in the World Cup and reports suggest Arsenal have already begun negotiations with the player ahead of a proposed £ 8 million move.

French giants Paris Saint Germain are also interested in his services but it seems the North London side is favorites for his signature.

The flying wing back has admitted to missing playing in the UEFA Champions League where he played on a regular basis with Lille and the prospect of regular European action will make it hard for Newcastle to hold on to their star man.

Remy, on the other hand, scored 14 goals for the Magpies during his loan spell last season and returned to Loftus Road ahead of the new, but Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is already resigned to losing the player with Arsenal offering him European football as well as with an £ 8 million release clause inserted in his contract.

The deal is expected to go through after the player returns from the World Cup.