It’s the end of the Arsenal line for Chamakh

Chamakh close to exit! by AH

Arsenal striker Maroune Chamakh is close to securing a move away from the Emirates, as he looks set to link up with fellow London club and Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace on an initial six month loan deal.

Chamakh has been a long term target for Palace boss Ian Holloway and has stated on several occasions of how keen he is to sign the Moroccan international striker to improve his current squad ahead of what will be a tough campaign for the Eagles. Crystal Palace secured promotion to the Premier League through the Playoffs, beating Watford at Wembley In the final. However after losing their star player Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United, they are severely weakened in terms of striking options and Holloway will be hoping Chamakh can be a worthwhile choice to have upfront.

Marouane Chamakh signed for Arsenal back in 2010 in a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. He was in his prime and had hit new heights winning the league in France, so to sign this quality striker on a free transfer seemed to be one of the best deals of the summer. And to be honest, at the start of his Arsenal career, we weren’t wrong. He was a scoring machine when he first arrived, however he was quickly pushed back upon Robin Van Persie’s return and soon he failed to get a game. He then became poor in training and lost all confidence on the pitch, so much so that he fell even further down the pecking order.

Last season he was loaned out to West Ham where he failed to make an impact, however we did see glimpses of the old Chamakh when we played Reading in the Capital One Cup. The famous 7-5 score line often makes you forget that Chamakh scored two stunning goals that night and we thought that perhaps the old Chamakh was back. We were wrong and now he looks set to go out on loan once again. A loan for Chamakh will be good but with the 29 year old’s contract running out this summer and Arsenal unlikely to renew it, he could of played his last game in an Arsenal shirt.

Share Button

27 thoughts on “It’s the end of the Arsenal line for Chamakh

  1. danny boy

    Guys off topic but why is Drogba at the age of 35 still taking the piss out of our defense?????? We need a strong center back to rival Vernaelem Kosh and Mertersaker simple a that…..

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. PatLloyd

      None available. So would have to fork out loads on a CB if hes gonna be world class, Hummels £25million, Subotic £15-£20million, Pepe £20million, Barzagli?

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. cranton

    A true testament to the risk of taking a player on a free, what on earth were they thinking having him on $45k p/wk?? Some players in the Bayern 1st team don’t earn that much!

    Awful squad players like Chamakh, Squillaci etc. on ridiculous wages, and who contribute absolutely nothing to the team, have limited this club for years.

    Bendtner next!!!!!

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. danny boy

    And guys the real problem is Wenger that is why it is hard to get rid of people like Bentner Djrough Chamakh e.t.c there on crazy money for the talent they offer £50.000 per week they and Wenger make me sick he gave them these contracts so he is to blame…And he wont even sign people when even the turks and 35 year old Drogba can beat us….WENGER IT REALLY IS TIME TO GO IF YOU DONT SIGN 3 QUALITY PLAYERS IN THE NEXT 2 OR 3 WEEKS…..IF YOU DONT PLEASE PLEASE JUST GO AND LET SOMEONE WITH HUNGER IN THERE BELLY CONTINUE YOUR WONDERFUL WORK…..THANKS FOR YOUR FIRST 8 YEARS AND IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS THANKS ARSENE

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. cranton

      100% agreed. He is too stubborn and now that the market has transformed he needs to swallow his pride and do what is in the best interest of the club, not his vision.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    2. Nicky

      £50 a week sounds like amazing wages. That would be a truly so alias wage structure for all the political morons who use that phrase on here

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      1. Nicky

        £50 a week sounds like amazing wages. That would be a truly socialist wage structure for all the political morons who use that phrase on here

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Mowember

    why not buy sakho ? I swear nobody would get past bossienly and sakho. Merte looks like a giraffe that has accidentally put on footballshoes and had to play/

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. Juice

      Ridiculous. Sakho is half the defender that Mertesacker is.

      You see a Drogba brace and suddenly Per is a crappy player? Good Lord.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      1. Knix

        @juice dont understand why arsenals fans on here are so fickle they praise a player when we win but bash him when we lose,and mert didnt even play that bad drogba just got the best of him on the 2nd goal.

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. LondonGooner

    This Next month will decide our season, once again today Ramsey impressed, also shows how reliant we are on koss, as much as i love the team, there are no tropies coming to the emirates with this squad

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. davidnz

    Ginter is coming next week. Suarez won’t come till after the ECL second leg.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. danny boy

      Once again davindnz who gave you this info??????the sun???????

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. joeM

    Wenger Needs the suarez signing, He’s back himself into a corner with only one option left to him. If we dont land suarez and its looking more likely Fabregas will stay for one more year at barca then wenger will really feel the wrath of the fans.

    I really did think this was the window we would stamp our authority all over Europe with massive signings of intent. Money’s clearly there to be spent now, but signings need to come in fast. IF we kick off the PL campaign with no new first team signings then ill presume there will be a few boo’s at the Emirates regardless of the score line.

    The players need to see some marquee signings they all want them to come in, check google and you’ll find quotes from the majority of our big players hoping for massive signings. This team can’t challenge for the league. Wenger Knows this dont be a fool and presume he doesn’t. I know what he said but he can’t come out and say if we dont sign anyone we’ll be scrapping for a CL spot because our squads shit.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. kiko357

    LMAO I swear everyday it seams like someone else has inside info but check this. If the said player/s aren’t either holding up or wearing the jersey in a photo shoot on the clubs official website then guess what it didn’t happen. Please stop this false hope to the faithful fans as if it’s not hard enough as it is already…

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Tidan2

    I just watched the highlights of the match and I simply can’t believe all the negative comments i read earlier, did everyone lose the plot????

    We dominated them the first half, could have been easily 3 goals up and they had no chances. In the second half it was pretty much even in terms of chances, the only real difference was that the ref didn’t give Ox a penalty when he was obviously tripped and even tried to get back up but couldn’t and then gave Drogba a penalty which was an obvious dive, sure, after that they pushed forward and no bad feelings for getting a superb goal but we were by no means outclassed in this match, quite the opposite and Galatasaray is a good team so whats all the fuss about?

    You also have to keep in mind that Drogba was playing against a pair of defenders who never play together, one of which was Miguel who is young and unexperienced and the other is our slowest with probably lowest stamina approaching his 180th minute in two days against good opposition and it ended up showing in the last 20 minutes.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. Tidan2

      I still want 2 or 3 players to sure up some positions, don’t get me wrong, we can and should improve.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    2. moneytalks

      please not another excuse. im sick and tired of fans
      supporting wenger. we need new world class signings.
      gk, cb, dm and cf is very much needed.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      1. Knix

        @moneytalks new managers and signings dont guarantee success e.g qpr

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. Greg

    Tough luck chamakh! Sorry, but you just werent good enough to make the cut here at arsenal fc! Best of luck to you at crystal palace!

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. Henryesk

    Is seems like these days we really miss out on the actual bargain buys.. Meaning worth more than the price we pay for them (perhaps bar Cazorla).. Did anyone watch Napoli vs Porto in the Emirates Cup.. Porto just signed a 20 year old Columbian lad called Juan Fernando Quintero and he was the best player on the pitch by a country mile.. They signed him for £4.5m. He now has a release clause of €40m. Now considering Liverpool picked up Coutinho for £8.5m I’m just started to feel like we’re missing out on those truly talented young players and paying over the odds for 1 dimensional players who do not posses the same technical ability (Gervinho lacking technique and Podolski being 1D)… The problem isn’t only that We don’t spend the money. It’s that we’re picking the wrong targets. If this was Football Manager I’d upgrade our scouting system IMMEDIATELY.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. jermaineBryan

      I. Also a big fan of Quintero he was at pascara last season he is very good and exciting he plays am,cm,rm. this kid has world class potential and is following in the footstep of falqao n j.rodriguez who both went to Porto we need to upgrade our South American sqouting only Martinez gk an Wellington silva fled are on the books. I’m really excited at the signing of sangho and maybe ginger but we still need to top players in their positions

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Henryesk

    The awkward moment when you realise Swansea City have a better strike force than us… =\

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. Gooneristic Truth

    I’m getting a feeling that I need to find an alternative sport to follow, otherwise I’d hate to feel like I’m watching a close family member being executed. Signings now please! #toughseasonahead

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    1. Gundam

      Rugby… where the boys become men. Watch the All Blacks thrash everyone in the Rugby Championship.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Comments are closed.