Emirates Stadium side ready for major clearout ahead of much needed squad strengthening project.
The Daily Mirror report that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is readying moves to offload a quartet of players he feels he can afford to cash-in on in order to further boost available funds for January additions.
Having seen his side produce the North London club’s worst start to a top tier season since 1995 Wenger is all to aware of his squad’s shortcomings and the very obvious lack of strength in depth he has had to work with this term. Any funds that will be made available to the Frenchman by the Arsenal board may well need topping up, hence the need to offload players who he may feel have outstayed their welcome.
The Moroccan international is seemingly devoid of confidence and clearly surplus to requirements, so much so that one would imagine Wenger would accept any offer for the 28 year old just to rid the club of his reported £60k a week wage packet.
The former Bordeaux man was handed a rare start last night as Arsenal limped to defeat in Athens and given that the game was the forward’s chance to impress one would have hoped for more from Chamakh.
His last Premier League start came 13 months ago and a record of 14 goals in 66 games speaks for itself. Didn’t cost Arsenal a penny but can still be rightly considered a waste of money.