Chamakh Close to Signing

The focus today is Francophone players.

France Football’s Phillipe Auclair stated that Arsenal are close to signing Chamakh from Bordeaux.  Auclair is a respected journalist and knows quite a bit about Arsene’s France based dealings.  If Phillipe Auclair claims Arsenal are close to signing Marouane Chamakh, then that is more credible than a lot of the UK newspaper back pages.

If Chamakh signs, then Adebayor’s departure will be announced soon.  Chamakh is 25 years, 6 foot 2 inches tall, great in the air, fast and skillful.  He has 50 caps for Morocco and has scored 15 goals for the national team. The Moroccan striker scored 13 goals last season as the Girondins won the title.

Chamakh said earlier this summer “I have heard about the Arsenal rumours. But my agent does not want to talk to me about them so that I stay focused until the end of the season,” Chamakh also said “I want to play in the Premier League and a club like Arsenal would be a dream. If they were to come calling, I would certainly give them a positive answer. But there is nothing concrete at the moment.”

Arsene Wenger said “Chamakh is a very good player but that does not mean I have called him.”

The other player are rumoured to be talking to is Newcastle’s Sebastien Bassong.  The player has stated that he is in talks with two English Premier teams.  One is believed to be Tottenham, whilst Arsenal are though to be the other.  If Arsenal are serious about Bassong, then unless we offer silly wages, he will choose Arsenal over Tottenham.  Bassong is 22 years old but is highly rated in France and by Wenger. 

This second rumour is still a rumour, whilst the Chamakh story is a real story.

Arsenal’s first signing, Thomas Vermaelen will be confirmed tomorrow or over the weekend as the Belgium defender is due to have a medical tomorrow.

Posted on June 18, 2009, in Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. i hope chamakh comes. im a fan of abebayor but hasnt done well all season i would love to see bassong join as well bassong and vermealon could be a great pair

  2. Otabor Victor

    Let’s hope it’s all for real this time.
    Am tired of Arsenal being linked to the good signings like last season only to have such deals crash at the last minute!!!!!!

  3. believe adebayor is equivalent to chamakh if not equivalent..

    if ade goes hope wenger tries to get dzeko..

  4. I think wenger should sign chamakh and get rid of adebayor . Every summer for the last few years we have had to listen to players sounding out moves away from the arsenal , vieira , henry spring to mind . Should got rid of him last summer to milan .

  5. ithink chamakh would be a good addition but arsene wenger needs to concentrate more on experienced players especially in the midfield an a good striker like torres or villa or even eto’o

  6. Chamakh is a great sub for Ade and patner for RVP Arsenal should sign him

  7. arsenalsuperfun

    i think too that chamakh would be a good addition, wenger who will decide

  8. Sign him quick he is very skilfull and is the prefect replacement for adebayor and before spurs ofrblackburn and sunderland get him if we lose to these I would slap Arsene when I go to the emirates cup

  9. Adebayor did well coz we Eritrean use to hate him now wenger must get one striker and one midfelder , wenger missed great chance with melo from frontina

    tefu regga arsenal fun

  10. Arsenal shud sign chamakh he is more better than ade and arsenal fans wud not miss adebayor…

  11. he will sign for liverpool

  12. its ok,wenger can sign chamakh but he should make use of him he is o good player

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