Wenger fumes as Chamakh is spotted with shisha pipe after loss to QPR

The Moroccan striker was photographed alongside Adel Taarabt, who scored the opening goal against Arsenal in Saturday's loss and the Frenchman is thought to be far from pleased

Reports have surfaced suggesting Arsene Wenger is fuming at the sight of his Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh handling a shisha pipe. The photo was taken on Saturday evening after Arsenal's loss to QPR in the Premier League and shows Chamakh accompanied by fellow Moroccan Adel Taarabt.

Taarabt, of course, helped inflict a 2-1 defeat on Wenger's side with a fine solo goal in the first half, whereas Chamakh, was, well, sitting on the bench.

The Moroccan striker, signed from Bordeaux two years ago, has played just nine Premier League games this year - with the majority of them being substitute appearances.

Apparently, Robin van Persie is quite good at the moment, so that could explain why Chamakh's has been on the fringes of the first team since arriving at Arsenal. Or it could be that he just struggles to score - he has a measly 12 in 61 for the Gunners.

Throwing statistics to one side though, Wenger can not be pleased to see his favourite benchwarmer fraternising with the enemy on a Saturday night. Particularly if he is smoking a shisha pipe.

Taarabt meanwhile, has probably earned a bit of knees up fun given he bagged his first goal of the season on Saturday. The talismanic midfielder admitted today that his head had not been fully focused on the Rs this year. He's alright now though. And just in time for a relegation scrap.