Posted on Friday, 28th December 2012 by Tony Merakli
The Serie A champions have earmarked the Morocco international as a possible replacement for Nicklas Bendtner, who is currently on loan from The Gunners, while Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Juve forward, following unsuccessful pursuits of Demba Ba and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Chamakh has yet to make a single Premier League appearance for Arsene Wenger’s side and has only managed to feature four times (two as starters) in cup competitions this season.
Fair to say, the 28-year-old’s future at Arsenal has plunged further into uncertainty and looks almost certain to depart the club following the summer arrivals of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
Meanwhile, Matri, who, judging by his appearances in all competitions for Juve so far this season – 15 (seven starts) – looks to be nothing more than a cameo player at the Turin club.
The Italian international has only bagged three goals so far for Juve, two of which came against Genoa six days ago, and like Chamakh, his future looks uncertain and is behind both Giovinco and Marko Vucinic in the striking pecking order.
So, would this be a good deal for Arsenal to undertake?
Personally, I would just like to see us sell Chamakh, recoup some cash and put it towards acquiring that exceptional player Wenger is always on about.
As for Matri, I think he would struggle with the pace of the Premier League. Besides, replacing the Italian for Chamakh wouldn’t really change the dynamics of the squad would it?
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Tags: Alessandro Matri, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Demba Ba, Giovinco, Juventus, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Lukas Podolski, Marko Vucinic, Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Olivier Giroud, Stadio Delle Alpi, The Emirates
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