Arsenal ready to offload Marouane Chamakh to West Ham on loan for rest of season

16 December 2012 08:37
Wenger will allow Chamakh to join West Ham on loan for the rest of the season and is also keen to shift Andrei Arshavin, Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci in the January transfer window. Sam Allardyce met with Chamakh's agent Pierre Frelot on Friday night and expects the green light from Arsenal to sign the Morocco international. Allardyce will not have Andy Carroll available until the end of February after the England international suffered a knee injury and has targeted Chamakh to strengthen his attacking options. Chamakh's departure will be the first in an anticipated purge of Wenger's misfits, with the forward likely to have played his last Arsenal game in the surprise Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford on Tuesday night. The 28 year-old came on as a substitute and then missed a penalty in the shoot-out, earning further criticism from Arsenal supporters after a miserable last 18 months. Wenger will also listen to offers for Arshavin, who has not started a Premier League game for the club since January. Djourou and Squillaci will be sold if replacements can be found.

Source: telegraph