The France international has signed a four-year deal after the west London side activated the 27-year-old striker’s reported £8.5m contract release clause.
Jose Mourinho opted to make a move to sign Remy after Chelsea finally managed to offload big-earner Fernando Torres, who joined AC Milan on loan.
Arsenal, who will be without Olivier Giroud for three to four months due to a broken tibia, were linked with Remy for most of the summer and speculation intensified this week.
And former Manchester United defender Neville can’t understand why the Gunners didn’t seal a deal for Remy earlier in the current transfer window.
Remy looks at steal at 8m for Chelsea surprised arsenal didn't get him earlier!
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) August 31, 2014
Remy was on the brink of a move to Liverpool earlier this summer before the France forward’s deal fell through due to an issue with his medical.
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