In case you’re unaware, former Arsenal striker, Marouane Chamakh, signed for Cardiff City recently and has since gone about slamming Arsene Wenger for being disrespectful.
Wenger usually likes to maintain a good relationship with players even after they leave Arsenal and more often than not, they have very complimentary things to say about him. However, Chamakh clearly has a bone to pick with the boss after he was released by the club in 2013 and has since found himself bouncing around Premier League.
Most recently, he was released by Crystal Palace and despite a trial period at West Ham, he once against found himself without a club.
Championship side, Cardiff City, have now snapped him up.
Speaking to RMC, the 32-year-old blasted Wenger for not keeping his promises.
“Yes it is clear that I am a little annoyed at him because I think I deserved more playing time than what I was given,” he said.
“As the year began, at the start of the season, he told me that we might change formation and I would maybe be able to play up front with Robin. They were nothing but promises… nothing happened. For the aims that I had, I think it was a little bit a lack of respect. I started well and then the next day he shades me out like that…”
Well well well. Someone’s not happy.
It’s a bold move to come out and go on a rant about Wenger so publicly. It’s still clearly a sore spot.
The Morocco international appeared in 40 Premier League matches during his three years at Arsenal. The majority of these (29) came during his first year for us when Robin van Persie was injured; he scored seven goals and made five assists.
However, after this, the Dutchman hit the form of his life and Chamakh was – quick rightly – left by the wayside.