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Chamakh considers Arsenal exit

ESPN staff
November 6, 2012
Marouane Chamakh is evaluating his future at Arsenal © PA Photos

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh may look at a move away from the club if he is not playing regular football by the time the January transfer window rolls around.

Chamakh had expected to play more regularly this season given the summer departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United, but the arrival of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud has confined the Moroccan to the sideline.

The striker says a move to another Premier League team could be in his future, and he would not rule out a return to France and his former club Bordeaux.

"After Robin van Persie left, I thought I'd play more," he told French radio station RMC. "The competition is always a little hard in a club like that. I expected it. It's (up) to me to prove myself. But, in two, three months, if nothing changes, I must make a decision.

"With the departure of Robin, I'd say that I had a playing card. And if my playing time doesn't change, I'm not fooled, I'll go away.

"Bordeaux? It could be a solution, if I decide to go. But my priority is to stay at Premier League."

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