The Moroccan regularly featured for Arsenal while talisman Robin van Persie was resigned to the sidelines, although upon the Dutchman’s return Chamakh has since failed to re-produce the good form he showed when he first arrived at the Emirates.
Seemingly bereft of confidence and out of form, Chamakh threw his Arsenal future into further disrepute after he was caught smoking a shisha pipe with countrymen Adel Taraabt just hours after Arsenal’s recent loss to QPR which reportedly did not amuse Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
According to The Daily Mail, Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud said:
I have spoken with Marouane and told him that he is welcome at Bordeaux and that we still have room for him.
The main problem will be financial because he has tasted the salaries in England and Arsenal will ask for a fee.
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Chamakh has told me that if he was to return to France, it would be to Bordeaux.
With reports already stating German Lukas Podolski is set to join the Gunners at the end of the season, the curtains certainly seem to be closing on Chamakh’s largely ineffective career at the Emirates.
While I do admire the Moroccan for what he did at Arsenal in the absence of our captain Robin van Persie, the form he has shown for the previous one and half seasons has simply not been good enough to warrant a place at the Emirates. If he does indeed leave I hope he is able to revive his career at Bordeaux!