Manchester City intend to battle Arsenal for the summer signature of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, [football] direct news understands. The Frenchman has impressed on loan at Newcastle United this term, scoring 13 goals for the Magpies and averaging a strike every other game, and he is unlikely to stay at QPR when he returns to Loftus Road at the end of the campaign. Sources close to City and Arsenal have told FDN their clubs see the 27-year-old as the man to provide quality competition for places up front. While the Blues have often been left short up front by injuries to Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic, Arsenal have lacked stellar cover for first-choice targetman Olivier Giroud this season. City in particular are not put off by QPR’s asking price, which is somewhere in the region of 13million, and they could offer a player on a season-long loan deal to tempt the London outfit into selling. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday. 24 hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.