Chamakh staying with Arsenal

Image: Marouane Chamakh: Still has a future at Arsenal according to manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has declared that Marouane Chamakh will not be leaving Arsenal in January.

Gunners boss insists the striker still has a future at the club

Arsene Wenger has declared that Marouane Chamakh will not be leaving Arsenal in January, despite the striker's lack of match action. Chamakh has only been involved as a substitute in Premier League matches this season, with his 14-minute cameo at Blackburn his longest spell on the pitch. He scored his only goal of the season in the defeat at Ewood Park but has started in several Carling Cup and UEFA Champions League games this term. The Moroccan international signed for the Gunners from Bordeaux in the summer of 2010 and notched 10 goals in his first 21 appearances for the club. But he has since failed to make an impact and the striker has been linked to Marseille, Juventus and Rennes. Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie and Gervinho have all been selected ahead of the 27-year-old in recent outings. Arsenal beat Marseille on Wednesday to move to the top of Group F in the Champions League but Wenger was keen to dismiss the speculation over Chamakh's future.

Not going anywhere

He said: "Marouane is not going anywhere; there is not a problem with Chamakh. "He is fighting for the position with Robin van Persie who is in great form at the moment. He will get his chance, we have so many games." Chamakh said: "I love this club and I will do all I can to be a success here with Arsenal, I am working hard to reach my level."

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