Chamakh to make the switch across London after being unwanted at the Emirates.
Unwanted Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has agreed to join Premier League new boys Crystal Palace on a six-month loan deal, after being told he is not in manager Arsene Wenger’s plans, reports the Mirror.
The Moroccan has spent three years at the Emirates Stadium after joining on a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010, but has managed to score just 14 goals in 67 matches for the Gunners since then.
Last season Chamakh spent some time on-loan at West Ham United, but that time was hampered by injury and the 29-year-old only played three games and did not score once.
With Wenger looking to overhaul the squad in north London, several fringe players have left this summer with Andrey Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci, Denilson and Vito Mannone all departing, whilst Nicklas Bendtner has also been talking to several clubs about a move.
Chamakh is another man at the club who will find first team football very difficult to come by and will instead travel to Selhurst Park to help Palace’s bid to stay in the Premier League.
The Eagles were promoted via the play-offs at the end of last season and of the three sides coming up from the Championship – along with Cardiff City and Hull City – have spent the least amount of money on new faces and are tipped by many as the favourites to go straight back down.
Palace boss Ian Holloway will be hoping the African forward finds more goal-scoring form in south London than the attacker ever has in the north of the city.