Moroccan forward Marouane Chamakh has cost the Gunners a staggering £14million over the last three years.
The Londoners are desperate to rid of the huge letdown who is draining the club’s funds with his colossal £93,000-a-week salary.
Chamakh has been a bitter disappointment since joining from Bordeaux on a free transfer in 2010, so consequently, he was loaned out to West Ham earlier on this season.
The Hammers are paying £40,000-a-week for the 29-year-old, and, to no surprise, has failed to make any impact under Sam Allardyce, scoring no goals in his three appearances.
He managed to find the net 11 times in his debut season for Arsenal, but in his second he managed just one.
With his loan spell at Upton Park coming to an end, his huge financial burden is to be shifted back on to the shoulders of the Gunners.
He has a year left on his contract but Bordeaux are interested in taking him back on a reduced salary while Spanish side Real Betis are also interested.
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