'Talks held' for Gunners striker switch - reports

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Marseille want to sign Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh when the January transfer window reopens in January.

According to talkSPORT, the two clubs held talks after last night's UEFA Champions League clash at Stade Velodrome, about the possibility of taking the Moroccan international to France.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has plenty of contacts in Ligue 1, and has sent a number of Arsenal youngsters for loan spells there, but is said to be considering the permanent sale of Chamakh.

After making an impressive start to life at the Emirates Stadium, scoring three goals in his first five games, the 27-year-old went off the boil, and found the net only once in his following 23 appearances.


Having signed the likes of Park Chu-Young on transfer deadline day, Chamakh has fallen even further down the Arsenal pecking order, and would be open to a transfer to a Marseille side who have made a poor start to the season themselves.

The French outfit have won only one of their ten league matches and sit 15th in the Ligue 1 table - and manager Didier Deschamps is desperate to stop the rot, by reinvigorating his side with the signing of the Arsenal striker.

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