If Arsenal can persuade West Ham to go for this deal, it will confirm that Arsene Wenger, as Alex Ferguson suggested in the summer, would make an excellent poker player. West Ham are keen to boost their striking options and are thinking about a loan move for the Arsenal outcast Marouane Chamakh. Arsene Wenger has had to accept that Abou Diaby may never be able to play many games for the Gunners and Mohamed Diame is reported to be one of the dynamic midfielders that may be brought to the the Emirates in January.
The 25-year old midfielder has been immense for the Hammers and his box to box style is similar to that of Diaby. He is currently injured, but will be fit again in January, just in time for Arsenal to take advantage of the buy out clause of around £4 million in his contract. The Senegalese international is not the big name that some Arsenal fans are craving, but he has proved himself in the Premier league.
Wenger has seen enough of Chamakh who was woeful again in the cup defeat by Bradford City. He started well at Arsenal, however, and Sam Allardyce likes his kind of player (tall and rubbish). Wenger will try to make Chamakh’s move to West Ham a permanent one and he could make it a straight swap. Just don’t start laughing openly at the Hammers until the deal is done.