Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has ruled out moving to West Ham United.

"From a sporting point of view, I prefer to stay at Bordeaux than go to West Ham," Chamakh told France 3 Aquitaine.

The 25-year-old also told of how he is still "in the process of mourning Arsenal" after intense speculation regarding a move to the Gunners this summer came to nothing.

He insists he is now looking forward to spending the 2009/10 campaign in France and helping Bordeaux defend their Ligue 1 title.

"Instead of joining another Premier League club, I'm going to opt for the very interesting year which Bordeaux is proposing on a sporting level," he said.

Finally, he dismissed suggestions that he is planning an imminent trip to London to meet with West Ham officials.

"This is just nonsense. I was aware of the West Ham rumours recently but it wasn't a priority," he added.