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.