By Chris Harris
 
Marouane Chamakh is not on Arsenal's radar at the moment because Arsène Wenger is focused on his team's short-term needs.
 
The Moroccan striker has been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium since last summer and Wenger admitted that he considered signing the Bordeaux star when Emmanuel Adebayor left the Club.
 
But the transfer never went through and reports have suggested that Liverpool are now favourites to sign a pre-contract agreement with Chamakh, whose current deal expires in the summer.
 
Wenger believes that the striker's options are still open but he is not pursuing Chamakh at the moment.
 
"Chamakh is still available for the summer," said the Arsenal manager.
 
"We have not met his agent and not spoken about it.
 
"He is a player we have an interest in, but we are focused on short term at the moment."

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