Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh won't be returning to the political arena this summer.

The Mirror says despite leafletting for Bordeaux regional hopeful Jean Salalle a year ago, Arsenal's Chamakh has announced he will not stand for the local elections.

He said: "It was a good experience, even though I wasn't expecting it to get so much attention the way it did.

"I came to the conclusion that no one does you any favours in politics, it's worse than football!"

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