Wenger set to pounce.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he may “reconsider” a move for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The Gunners were strongly linked with a £10million swoop for the Morocco international before the September 1 deadline. Chamakh’s agent claims Wenger sees the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor, who was sold to Manchester City during the summer.
The Arsenal manager said: “He is a player we were close to signing, but at the moment we have lost a little bit of touch with him because there is no transfer period now. We might reconsider the position if it is needed in January.” (Press Association)
Chamakh has been linked with a move to the Emirates for quite a while now and he came close to making his exit from Bordeaux as West Ham and Arsenal sniffed around in the summer but with his contract coming to completion at Ligue 1’s reigning champions in less than a year Laurent Blanc may have little choice but to take a cut price offer for the Moroccan striker when the transfer window re-opens or face losing him for nothing six months later.
He could add another dimension to the Arsenal attack but I can’t see him being a first team regular given the players already at Arsene Wenger’s disposal, however if Marouane can be purchased for as little as £1.5m, as some reports suggest, then it’s a bargain buy worth taking a shot on.