Chamakh angered over Arsenal transfer delay

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Marouane Chamakh has lashed out at Bordeaux for standing in his way of a "dream" move to Arsenal.

Chamakh has made it clear to wants to leave Les Girondins for the English Premier League but has yet to find a club.

The Morocco striker claims Bordeaux are pricing him out of a move to Arsenal, although the Gunners have refused to confirm whether they have made a bid for the 25-year-old.

In an interview with French daily newspaper L'Equipe, Chamakh said he believes he deserves better after seven years at the Gironde club.

He is quoted as saying: "I am angry. I am even disgusted. I don't understand why people are doing this to me.

"Ever since I've played football, I've given my all for this club and for the fans. I believe I deserve more consideration."

Chamakh has also been linked with Sunderland this summer.

But Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc insisted he would not sanction a switch to the Black Cats, maintaining he will only let his striker move to a team he estimates are of a higher standing than Les Girondins.

Chamakh added in L'Equipe: "To go to Arsenal, it's my dream.

"I am a year from the end of my contract and the club (Bordeaux) wants to make it all about money. What the club is asking for isn't fair.

"With (Bordeaux coach) Laurent Blanc, everything is clear. Even though I wanted to go to a club like Sunderland, I can understand that the coach sees things like that, that he reckons it is a step back.

"But now, it is a club from England's big four."

Chamakh did not play a part in Bordeaux's 2-0 win over Villarreal last night.

The club released a statement which said the striker had fallen ill over the weekend.

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