Neil Warnock is looking to offer first team football to two of Arsenal’s flops this January in loan deals that could extend to the end of the season.
Both Tomáš Rosický and Marouane Chamakh have struggled to establish themselves this term and would jump at the opportunity at resurrecting their careers whilst remaining in the capital. Neither player’s wages are thought to be a stumbling block though the Hoops would look to have them partly subsidised by the parent club.
Several clubs are sniffing around Chamakh and Arsenal would much prefer to off-load their Moroccan miss-firing front man permanently, especially as any fee would constitute a profit on a player they brought over from Bordeaux on a free transfer. If no such move materialises however that puts QPR in pole position.
Warnock is desperate to add some pace and potency to his attack and Chamakh fits the bill. Rosický meanwhile has the experience they crave to aid their survival hopes.
There is currently much speculation of a projected firm bid in the region of £10m for Glasgow Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic but the straight-talking manager has played down these rumours this week saying, “”He’s just one of a number of players that’s been mentioned to me, not the other way around. There’s one or two very good young Premier League players that need games. So we’re looking to pick the brains of some of the top clubs and get a couple in (on loan).”
While the Cutter understand that he is referring here primarily about Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran whom he hopes to replicate the loan success of Kyle Walker last season at Loftus Road it is the more experienced duo of Rosický and Chamakh who very much remain his first choices.