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Arsenal Set to Receive ‘Actual Money’ for Flop Striker

Emirates Stadium man set for Serie A switch.

The Morocco international linked up with the Gunners as a free agent in the summer of 2010.

With Arsenal having bolstered their attacking ranks with the signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, the 28-year-old would appear to have tumbled even further down the pecking order.

The Gunners may be tempted to cash in on his services during the current transfer window, with Fiorentina expressing a desire to take the former Bordeaux man to Italy.

“Fiorentina requested information on his availability and made an offer,” said Wenger.

SOURCE: Sporting Life

Rumour has it that Fiorentina will pay ‘actual money’ and none of that Monopoly stuff and one would imagine the moment that an offer of any value is made that Arsene Wenger will take the money and run. Marouane Chamakh has been a huge disappointment since his move to the Emirates Stadium two years ago on a free transfer from Bordeaux.

All seemed to be going swimmingly in the early weeks of Chamakh’s debut Premier League season, the Moroccan netting 10 goals in his first 21 appearances for the North London club. Then something happened. The 28 year old was only getting a regular spot in the team because at the time Robin Van Persie was struggling with injuries and perhaps the return of the Dutchman played on the forward’s mind?

Following his goal against Aston Villa in November 2010 thinks have gone awry. Since that point Chamakh has scored just two goals in 42 matches, albeit a large chunk coming from the bench. Those two goals came against Blackburn Rovers and Leyton Orient.

If Fiorentina are indeed interested, and that must surely be a very big IF, then expect a deal to be agreed fairly swiftly by Arsenal.

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