Real Betis Line Up Bid For Second Arsenal Striker

Spanish side want Moroccan flop.

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Spanish side Real Betis are lining up a bid to take another Arsenal striker onto their books by ending Marouane Chamakh’s stay in North London, talkSPORT reports.

The 29-year-old has no future at the club and was sent out on loan to West Ham in January but he’s failed to make an impact there too, managing just three appearances for Sam Allardyce’s men.

With it unlikely that The Hammers will offer him a permanent deal at the end of the season and Arsenal looking to offload him, a move across the water to continental Europe could be on the cards.

And Betis are the frontrunners to land his signature.

The Seville based club already have one Arsenal forward on their hands in the shape of Joel Campbell and they’ve made a striker their top priority as they look to end the season with Europa League qualification.

Betis have been short of a goalscorer, with only Ruben Castro with more than 10 goals to his name this term. Reports suggest they they view the Moroccan international as a cut price solution to their problem considering that Arsenal see no future for him and his contract expiring in just under 18 months.

Chamakh joined Arsenal a season after winning the Ligue 1 title with Bordeaux and has made 67 appearances during his three year spell in North London, scoring 14 goals.

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