Former QPR boss Harry Redknapp has said he was surprised that Loic Remy chose to join Chelsea ahead of Arsenal last summer.
The French hitman sealed a £10 million move to Stamford Bridge in the closing days of the transfer window, with Redknapp revealing that the Gunners also wanted him.
Remy returns to Loftus Road on Sunday, where he is expected to lead the Blues’ line in the absence of Diego Costa, who is set to miss a couple of weeks.
The 28-year-old striker has played second fiddle to Costa for much of the season and, with Olivier Giroud his only rival at Arsenal, Redknapp feels that Remy made an error in judgement when joining Chelsea.
“I got a phone call on the Saturday before the transfer window shut saying that he had done a deal with Chelsea,” he told The Telegraph. “Arsenal were in for him as well, we had Arsenal and Chelsea trying to sign him and he chose Chelsea.
“I was surprised he went to Chelsea, I thought he’d go to Arsenal. I could see Arsenal, but I couldn’t really see Chelsea because I thought ‘he’s not going to play there’.
“It’s a waste really, it’s a bit of a waste of a real Premier League goalscorer. I don’t know what persuaded him to be number two at Chelsea. I thought Arsenal, where he would have played more, would be his move at the time.”