Arsenal target Chamakh is political junkie

Arsenal target Marouane Chamakh is heavily involved in French politics.

Arsenal target Marouane Chamakh is heavily involved in French politics.

The Mirror says the Bordeaux striker is standing as a candidate for the 'MoDem’ centrist party in local elections.

Speaking at the launch, striker Chamakh admitted he has been in touch with Arsenal – as well as Liverpool and Tottenham – but insisted he has not yet signed.

But he fuelled speculation when he said: “It's true there are contacts with English clubs, including Arsenal.

“The more it goes, the less I see myself playing for Bordeaux next season.”

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