Managers must take decision after Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh and QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt pictured with shisha pipes


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Arsenal and QPR were today leaving it to Arsene Wenger and Mark Hughes to decide whether to reprimand Marouane Chamakh or Adel Taarabt for being pictured with shisha pipes after Saturday's game between the sides.

Gunners striker Chamakh and Rangers playmaker Taarabt were photographed holding the pipes in a bar following the match at Loftus Road.

The Morocco team-mates both featured in QPR's shock 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Taarabt opened the scoring with his first ever Barclays Premier League goal, while Chamakh came off the bench late on.


Chamakh has struggled to make an impact since joining Arsenal almost two years ago and has scored just once in 17 appearances this season.

Reports suggest manager Wenger will look to offload the 28-year-old this summer.

Taarabt was the star of QPR's npower Championship-winning season last term but, until Saturday, had failed to adapt to the top flight and came close to joining Paris St Germain in January.

Rangers boss Hughes praised his performance against Arsenal and predicted the 22-year-old would become a "top Premier League player" providing he continued to harness his talent.

Shisha is a waterpipe in which fruit-scented tobacco is burned using coal, passed through a water vessel and inhaled through a hose.

Smoking it is not illegal in the UK, although some clubs may frown on any kind of tobacco use.