Chamakh out to stay at Arsenal

The Morocco international, who joined the Gunners on a free
transfer from Bordeaux in 2010, has started only one game in the
Premier League this season. He has been linked with a move away
from the Emirates Stadium when the transfer window opens, with the
latest speculation claiming he could swap clubs with Fulham forward
Bobby Zamora. However, the 27-year-old is heading off to compete at
the African Cup of Nations next month and is likely to remain with
Arsenal for the rest of this season. “I have the idea that I will
finish the season at Arsenal,” Chamakh told Sud Ouest. “But in May
and June, I will see things differently. “I cannot stay in this
situation forever. I’m 27, I’m a competitor, I want to play, I
accept many things here because it works. “But I cannot live like
this forever. I will make a decision this spring.” Chamakh admits
he is prepared to consider a return to Bordeaux after revealing he
would be unlikely to join a rival French club. He added: “I will
weigh up the pros and cons. If I leave here, I’ll take that
possibility into consideration. “I always said if I had to return
to France, it would be with Bordeaux.”