Gunners forward Marouane Chamakh has once again spoken out on his future and looks set to depart to former employers Bordeaux in the summer transfer window, refusing to commit himself to making a rushed decision this January.
The 27 year old impressed in the first half of his debut season last year, however suffered from burnout and failed to recreate form anywhere near what he first produced. He has now found himself on the bench and limited to cameo’s or Carling Cup appearances.
As a result speculation has been mounting over a possible departure this winter for the Moroccan international, he has reiterated that the only club in France he would play for is Bordeaux, however sees himself finishing this season at the Emirates.
Chamakh told Sud Ouest:
I will weigh up the pros and cons. If I leave here, I’ll take that possibility into consideration.
I always said if I had to return to France, it would be with Bordeaux.
I have the idea that I will finish the season at Arsenal. But in May and June, I will see things differently. I cannot stay in this situation forever. I’m 27, I’m a competitor, I want to play, I accept many things here because it works. But I cannot live like this forever. I will make a decision this spring.
This is the ideal situation for Arsenal really as they will be extremely short of strikers if Chamakh left. He is however leaving for the entire January and possibly more for the African’s nations cup which would have dampened any deal made for the Moroccan anyway. His time at the Emirates is clearly at an end as he has lost his confidence and is no where near the calibre of captain and talisman Robin Van Persie. This summer is the best time to sell him as he will still have a decent market value at 27 years old. Bring in Podolski Wenger!