Bordeaux Offer Arsenal Striker Lifeline

Moroccan hitman to return to old stomping ground.

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French side Bordeaux are set to offer their former striker Marouane Chamakh a lifeline with a return to the club as he looks set to leave Arsenal, according to talkSPORT.

The 29-year-old is set to leave The Emirates this summer after failing to settle since joining from the former French champions in 2010. He spent the second half of last season on loan with West Ham where he failed to exert any influence over their season by making just three appearances and failing to score a single goal.

It capped off a bad year for the Moroccan striker as he had also failed to make an appearance for the Gummers since his peripheral role in 2012. He had enjoyed a decent first season in north London, bagging 11 goals and creating 8 assists in 41 games, but he just couldn’t match the hype and the hope that surrounded his signature.

Chamakh had been a hit for the French club, however. After first signing in 2002, he notched up over 300 appearances during an eight year spell, scoring 75 goals.

And the former Ligue 1 winners have offered him a lifeline to return to the club after president Jean-Louis Triaud urged him to come back.

“For me, we can talk about a return when the player or his agent picks up the phone and calls me. For now, it does not happen,” he said.

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