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Arsenal Set To Sign Bordeaux Striker Marouane Chamakh

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to bolster his attacking options after he revealed there is a “good chance” he will sign Marouane Chamakh this summer.

Bordeaux striker Chamakh, 26, has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners since last summer and is available on a free transfer from June.

“He's one of the players who has a good chance to join us,” said Wenger, who is reported to have £30m at his disposal.

“We will announce the deals after the league finishes.”

Chamakh joined Bordeaux in 2000 and has netted 15 times for the French champions this season, including five goals in their run to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Morocco international recently confirmed he was set to quit Bordeaux at the end of the season, stating: “It's practically sure.

“I've just five weeks left here, it's up to me to have nine great matches to go as far as possible with Bordeaux.”

Although Chamakh's strike gave Bordeaux a 1-0 victory over Lyon in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, it was not enough as Lyon went through 3-2 on aggregate.

The forward has won many admirers this season and in February he revealed that Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham had been in contact, but he denied signing a pre-contract agreement with the Gunners.

Chamakh, who was also heavily linked with West Ham at one stage, has regularly expressed a desire to play in England.