Gunners could get their wish as Bendtner and Chamakh prepare for moves.
Most Arsenal fans will be happy to hear that the club are moving closer to getting rid of striking flops Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh to Malaga and Crystal Palace respectively, reports the Mirror.
Neither striker has made the desired impact at the Emirates Stadium and manager Arsene Wenger is keen to offload the duo this summer.
Bendtner has seen previous moves to the Bundesliga fall through, but now Malaga are back in the hunt – although are not prepared to meet the Dane’s £52,000-a-week current salary.
Eintracht Frankfurt were extremely close to bringing the 25-year-old to Germany, but in the end it wasn’t financially viable for the club.
Bendtner has played just one match for the Gunners in the past two seasons, having spent relatively unsuccessful loan spells at both Sunderland and Juventus – with the Denmark international not even managing to score once for the Serie A champions.
It’s been a similar story for Chamakh, who has only been noticeable by the Moroccan’s absence for the north London outfit, with the 29-year-old managing four appearances for the club last term.
The forward did spend a brief time on-loan at West Ham United and it’s another London club that are prepared to offer the African a similar deal this year.
Palace manager Ian Holloway sees Chamakh as the perfect addition to the manager’s newly promoted Premier League squad – although like Bendtner, the Eagles will have to fund high wages to secure the Morocco international (around £60,000-a-week).