Relegation battlers want to sign Emirates Stadium benchwarmer.
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Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh could leave Emirates Stadium in January, with Norwich City and Southampton set to fight over his signature.
The Moroccan striker is out of favour with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, and is currently taking up space both in the squad and on the wage bill.
Selling him on could really help the club, particularly as he is reportedly on £50,000 per week.
The Daily Mail says Norwich are currently leading the chase to sign Chamakh, with Chris Hughton looking to boost the team’s firepower in January.
Whilst Chamakh’s wages may prove a stumbling block for the Canaries, if the 28 year-old wants to resurrect his career he may have to consider lowering his demands.
Sure – plenty of us would quite like to be paid £50,000 for one of the best seats in the house watching one of the best teams in the country play some of the best football, but you’d like to presume that a professional footballer has more pride than that – particularly when money is no object.
The Canaries may have Southampton to battle though – both in terms of signing Chamakh and in fighting relegation.
Southampton are more likely to be able to afford Chamakh’s wages, due to their Swiss backing, and could see the Moroccan as an ideal foil for main man Ricky Lambert.
Arsenal meanwhile could view Chamakh’s sale as the opportunity to bring a replacement striker in.
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