Arsenal have struck a deal with Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says Bordeaux striker Chamakh, 25, has agreed a pre-contract with the Gunners after Arsenal offered him a five year deal worth £50,000-a-week. The striker has told friends he will sign the deal on Friday.

Chamakh is set to come in next season after turning down more money to join Liverpool because he wanted to work with Arsene Wenger who has been trying to sign the Moroccan since last summer.

It will be a huge boost for Arsenal to land Chamakh after their injury problems with forwards and the deal will also help appease the club's shareholders and fans after a quiet January transfer window.