Arsenal’s spring cleaning continues and after Arsene Wenger decided to let Russian winger Andrey Arshavin return to Zenit, the Gunners are now ready to do the same in the case of Marouane Chamakh.
The Morroccan international striker joined Arsenal in 2010 but even though he was one of the hottest prospects in the French League 1 at the time he fell way short of expectations after he picked up an injury (or lack of confidence?) which kept him away from action for a long time.
In his time spent at Arsenal, Chamakh only scored 12 goals in 58 games and he’s now ready to leave the club after dropping down the pecking oreder after the arrival of Gervinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer, and possibly Chu-Young Park as well.
Chamakh wanted to leave in the winter, but the African Cup of Nations kept him away from Europe and unabled him to negotiate any move deals despite intense interest coming from abroad, but he made it clear that he would be looking to move on if he remained out of the Arsenal first team.
French side PSG and the Italian giants Fiorentina seem the most likely candidates to land the striker but his former squad Bordeaux is also making efforts to get him back for a surprise fee of £6 million.