Emirates Stadium side likely to see striker leave in January.
TransferMarketWeb report that Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is nearing a return to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
The 28 year old Moroccan has been a huge failure at the North London club and Arsene Wenger must at least be happy about the fact that he captured the forward on a free transfer but has been stuck with footing a wage packet of around £60k a week for a player who has looked way out of his depth in the English top tier.
Chamakh started solidly enough, netting ten goals in his first few months at the Emirates Stadium but then saw his form dip dramatically and has been surplus to requirements at Arsenal for quite some time, having not made a single minute of Premier League football thus far this season.
The forward has managed a total of 14 goals from 65 appearances since his move to the Gunners in the summer of 2010.