Last week Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh reconfirmed his desire to join Arsenal on a free transfer before the start of next season. He said:
“My choice is to join Premier League and if I could choose, I will go to Arsenal. Bordeaux has brought me so much. I will soon clearly state things so the club can prepare to find my replacement peacefully.”
Today Arsene Wenger replied to those comments quite emphatically. He said:
“We do like him a lot, but the day we sign him – we will let you know.”
It’s certainly good news for the club but it is a shame that the deal couldn’t be done during January, when Chamakh could have brought some real value to a team that played with a striker for too long.
Having three big, strong, out-and-out strikers in Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Chamakh will give us great depth up front and go a long way towards solving our lack of physicality in the penalty area.
But it does make me think – wouldn’t it by just typical if Chamakh signs and van Persie and Bendtner enjoy injury-free seasons?
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