Striker Marouane Chamakh has officially joined West Ham United on loan for the remainder of the 2012/13 season.
The 28-year-old has been unable to gain a single minute of Premier League action this season with Wenger favouring new signing Olivier Giroud, Gervinho and more recently Theo Walcott up front to the Moroccan.
Chamakh has featured fruitfully in the Capital One Cup netting a brace in the memorable 7-5 victory over Reading, however he is seeking regular game time and a move away from the Emirates this month was inevitable.
Arsenal’s official website today confirmed the move to Upton Park, however he is expected to return to the Emirates at the end of the season.
Chamakh has featured 67 times for Arsenal since his arrival from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in May 2010, scoring 14 goals, majority of which came in his opening six months at the club, but was then in the shadow of the prolific Robin van Persie throughout 2011.
Best of luck to Chamakh, he deserves playing time and has proven on some occasions he has the ability to be a Premier League grade striker. The move is perfect for all parties as his price tag could potentially rise if his spell is successful.
Due to loan regulations he will ineligible to face the Gunners this month.