West Ham have signed striker Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce confirmed on Friday afternoon that the Moroccan has completed his move across London - but not in time to figure in Saturday's FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United at Upton Park.

Allardyce told Sky Sports News: "We've signed him for the rest of the season. I think that'll be it in terms of strikers as we need to get Andy Carroll back (to fitness)."

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