Marouane Chamakh has stressed he sees his future at Arsenal despite increasing speculation that he will be sold in the summer.
After a bright start to his Arsenal career, having joined from Bordeaux on a free transfer in 2010, Chamakh has struggled for form, scoring just once this season.
And, after a photograph of him holding a shisha pipe emerged in Tuesday’s press, it has been suggested Arsene Wenger could look to offload the forward.
However, Chamakh told French magazine Onze:
“Am I going back to Bordeaux? For now, no. I have spoken to Wenger and I will stay at Arsenal. I think he trusts my work and I will have opportunities in the first team.
“I left Bordeaux to improve as a player and I think I can continue for this club. My agents have been ordered to reject bids that come from other clubs because I want to prove I can be useful for the Gunners.”
I think I have to disagree with Mr. Chamakh here. His future is back in France. It is not at Arsenal. With Podolski coming in this summer, combined with the development of AOC and Gervinho, there is no room for him in the Arsenal sqiad.
The one saving grace about Chamakh is that he came on a Bosman and Arsenal had not blown millions on a transfer fee.