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Whilst the majority of the talk concerning Arsenal’s prospective foraging in the transfer market has concerned incoming signings, there’s also a lot of work to be done in terms of outgoing sales. There are a number of player who clearly aren’t quite up to standard and it’s Arsene Wenger’s job to try and shift them at the best possible price.

I’m talking about Carlos Vela, Denilson, Nicklas Bendtner, Chu-Young Park, Sebastien Squillaci and finally Marouane Chamakh.

Some of these players are going to be easier to sell than others. Bendtner has had a fairly productive time during his loan spell with Sunderland and has placed himself in the shop window effectively, whilst Real Sociedad are looking to make Carlos Vela’s loan deal permanent.

The Gunner’s chances of selling Marouane Chamakh have always looked a little more slight. That’s why I was surprised to hear of Bordeaux’s interest in re-signing their former star. The Moroccan forward left Bordeaux for Arsenal on a free signing back in the summer of 2010. After a bright start deputising well for the injured Robin Van Persie his form soon disappeared and he struggled eventually he struggled to get any game time whatsoever.

With Arsene Wenger preferring to adopt a 4-3-3 system, with the remarkable Robin Van Persie the furthest man forward Chamakh was always going to struggle to break into this team. Whilst Chamakh seems content to sit on the bench (speaking to French magazine Onze: “My agents have been ordered to reject bids that come from other clubs because I want to prove I can be useful for the Gunners,”) I can’t help but feel that it’d be better for both club and player if he were to move on.

Whilst his attitude is admirable, RVP’s form and Lukas Podolski’s arrival means that he just isn’t going to get a look in with the Gunners.

As luck would have it Bordeaux’s president Jean Louis Triaud has sounded out the Arsenal striker in an attempt to tempt him with a return to Ligue: “I have spoken with Marouane and told him that he is welcome at Bordeaux and that we still have room for him,” Triaud told RMC. “The main problem will be financial because he has tasted the salaries in England and Arsenal will ask for a fee.

“Chamakh has told me that if he was to return to France, it would be at Bordeaux.”

So why isn’t Chamakh and more importantly, Arsenal jumping at this opportunity? It’s another chance for the Moroccan to prove himself and a great opportunity for the Gunners to strike another ineffective player from their wage-bill.

Surely it’s time to thank Chamakh for his services and send him on his way?

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4 comments

  • sean j little says:

    Jump also into selling Walcott and Ramsey and most of all Djourou. We just arnt going to get anywhere with that lot.
    Get goalscoring wingmen like Dempsey.

    • Dylan says:

      Dempsey’s 27 yrs old. Walcott is 23. Yet at 23 Dempsey was at best a very average player. At 25 he was good, at 26 he was better and at 27 he is class. Theo has shown that he has got class as has Ramsey and they’re both still SO young and have so much ahead of them. To get shot of them now would be very foolish especially with all the teams out there that would take them in a heart beat.

  • richard says:

    Wake up please, Walcott unless he does not sign won’t be sold. Wenger will definitely not sell Park as he has only one season and i think the player needs to be given a chance. Vela i agree with as with the others I would also add Ramsey and Djourou. The team did not play well but had chances to get back on terms. The first goal was down to Wenger and his team they knew arteta was injured and let him try and run the injury off rather than substitute him Arteta is the covering defender when teams counter attack he was effectively out of the game Benayoun was also out of game as he was signalling the bench to substitute arteta. Secondly the referee allowed wigan to stall on restarts a lot. take in the 90th minute when he finally carded al habsi for time wasting by the way it took wigan 1.33 to restart the game at that point for which ref added some 15 seconds extra on to end of game in total a staggering ten minute was lost throughout the game for this .

  • 5tephen says:

    I think there are a lot of players who could go…
    this is not just knee jerk, Ramsey was very poor, maybe a loan spell for him. Talking about wigan…
    when they sat so deep walcott was never going to make an impact, we needed someone tricky or, what Arsenal never have up front, a powerhouse. TV5 should have played CF, Also I think the wigan GK was a dick but Arsenal should have got tighter on their back 3 from the restarts. Not for the first time Wenger got the tactics wrong, but then again their really is only one tactic with Arsenal.

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