Arsenal striker flop a transfer target for Europa League contenders

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Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is a transfer target for French club Bordeaux, according to the club's president.

Bordeaux chief Jean-Louis Triaud has revealed he will try and resign Chamakh when the transfer window reopens in January, and the Ligue 1 side are confident they have the funds to finance a move.

The Moroccan international enjoyed eight successful years with Bordeaux between 2002 and 2010, scoring 56 goals in little over 200 appearances. But the 28-year-old has struggled to establish himself in the Arsenal team since moving to north London two years ago, and is now believed to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking to Le Sport 10, Triaud made it clear Chamakh's return to France is a priority for Bordeaux.

"Chamakh could return," said Triaud on "There is a serious chance. It is feasible for us and him but the choice is down to Arsenal. If he's not happy then we are in a position to talk about it."

Chamakh has scored less than 10 league goals since joining Arsenal, and has fallen down the pecking order despite the departure of Nicklas Bendtner to Juventus on loan.

The summer arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud at Arsenal, and the emergence of Gervinho as a central striker has limited first-team opportunities for Chamakh, and the Morroco star often does not even command a place on the Gunners bench.

The 28-year-old came through the youth ranks at Bordeaux, and a move back to France could appeal to the Arsenal striker.

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