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Chamakh goes on loan to West Ham

Marouane Chamakh has spent two and a half years at Arsenal. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

West Ham have taken the Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on loan until the end of the season. The Moroccan international has struggled to get in the first team at the Emirates and told West Ham's website: "I think this will be a very important move for me and I don't want to waste any more time."

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