Emirates Stadium duo set for exit.
Arsenal could be tempted to part with Marouane Chamakh after receiving a £6million offer from Fiorentina.
Chamakh was the subject of a loan bid from the Italian side in January but Arsenal turned down the offer as they needed him for cover.
But the Morocco striker has flopped since joining the Gunners on a free transfer from Bordeaux in May 2010, and could be allowed to leave in the summer.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is open to a move to Russia.
Bendtner is currently on-loan at Sunderland, where he’s struggled to nail down a regular start.
“There are many strong players that have been taken to Russia. Players of a profile who have not previously done so. I’m loaned out at the moment, but I will consider my options when the time comes.
“In football you can never say never,” Bendtner told Reuters.
It’s fair to say that the loss of this pair of mis-firing strikers will not be keenly felt by Arsenal and Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh may be the first of many set to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Moroccan international Chamakh has barely had a look-in this term and has had a disastrous time of it in front of goal after a promising start to his Gunners career. Having arrived on a free Wenger may be willing to accept Fiorentina’s £6m offer, not least as it appears that the chase for Koln’s Lukas Podolski may well come to fruition as the North London club look to boost their attacking options by signing the German international.
The 27 year old former Bordeaux man has scored just one Premier League goal in the past 15 months.
Nicklas Bendtner has shown signs of life at Sunderland but has on the whole has a fairly average stint at the Stadium of Light and the jury is out as to whether Martin O’Neill is willing to fork out the reported £9m asking price for the Danish international who will hope to further his reputation at the Euro 2012 finals. The big striker has had no problems proving himself for his country, notching up 17 goals in 45 appearances.