Phil Neville ‘surprised’ Arsenal didn’t beat Chelsea to Loic Remy deal

Phil Neville is surprised Arsenal didn't try to sign Loïc Rémy earlier this summer after striker joined Chelsea on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Phil Neville says he is surprised Arsenal didn’t sign Loic Remy earlier this summer after Queens Park Rangers striker completed his move to Chelsea.

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 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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