Bendtner, Chamakh closing in on Arsenal exits

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal are working on deals which will see forwards Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh leave the club before transfer deadline day on August 31.

The news of Bendtner leaving the Gunners is nothing new. In March, he was linked to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and German club Hannover 96, as Sunderland reportedly were not interested in making his loan move permanent.

In August, Bendtner was said to be interesting several Bundesliga clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg but both clubs withdrew their interest after being put off by the Dane’s high wage demands.

However, Italian giants Fiorentina are said to be ‘hopeful’ of signing the 24-year-old following ‘progressive’ discussions with Arsenal officials earlier last week.

Another forward who Arsenal hope to broker a move away from Emirates Stadium is Marouane Chamakh. According to reports in France, Spanish side Malaga are close to signing the 28-year-old Moroccan on a season-long loan.

Chamakh’s wages are expected to be heavily subsidised as part of an unofficial ‘feeder link’ agreement which was agreed when Santi Cazorla completed his £12 million switch from Andalusia to north London earlier this month.

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we have already lost 4points which to me these points will condem us to the wrong side of the logo come end of the season.
These signings are trying so hard to get some goals in the way they end up not passing the ball when there is need to.Why is wegner pushing them to start every game? I think some of those chances were simple to score than to miss.Even Chamak was going to score them.Giroud needs to start from the bench that will calm him down.
Arshavan needs to start ahead of Gervhino because he can do better.


Couple of days ago there were roumors Park is wanted by Celta Vigo. If all 3 are going to leave we are surely after a forward? Hopefully those deals go through qiuckly so we have enough time to replace them.


the guy above me knows nothing about football…a millions miles away

Abdulai Mohammed Amin
Abdulai Mohammed Amin
Pls, AW dont start the new signings. Use them as substitutes until they adapt well or else u going to create a conflict b/n supporters n the players as well as the mag’t n the players. Try n bring in a utility defender like Mbiwa n defesive midfielder. Yohan Cabaye is good n can be converted to that position. Another player who can play central midfield is Lucas Biglia so that Arteta for now will act as a DM until Emmanuel Frimpong comes who isnot all that far. My fear for Mvila is his ability to hold balls perfectly so… Read more »

People tend to forget that even with RVP we made a horrendous start to the season. However this season has seen city & man u drop points dont really know if the gunners are in crisis. However the coming games will be more open and I guarantee that stoke will take points from the other teams bring on liverpool they have show defensive frailites which we can capitalise on more signings mr wenger then we can see if there is any improvement after winning a cup or two this season.

Akeem Abdulkareem Lanre
Akeem Abdulkareem Lanre
Bendthner, chamakh, park & squillaci are not relevant in our team anymore , why are we still keeping them ? We need to buy more players bcos the writting is now appearing on the wall now . Chelsea have scored eight goals in 3 matches, man united scored 3 in 2 matches while city scored 5 in 2 matches. We are the only team in the epl that is yet to score a goal after the second week of the campaign. Clubsides are rejecting our fringe players simply bcoz of their wages compared to their qualities . We need to… Read more »