Girondins de Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh no longer believes Arsenal will make a move to sign him this summer, despite manager Arsene Wenger's confirmation of his interest in the Moroccan.
Chamakh has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including the Gunners, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.
The Moroccan has claimed in the past that Arsenal are the least advanced club in talks for his signature, and when asked by French newspaper L'Equipe if a move to the Emirates was possible, he said, "I don't really believe it much any more."
Chamakh still wants a departure from Bordeaux, adding, "My bosses [at Bordeaux] are trying to convince me to stay,
"But for me, [moving is] a risk that I'll take. It's my dearest wish."
Whether Chamakh has heard Arsenal boss Wenger's latest comments is unclear, as the Frenchman has gone public over a possible move for the Morocco international.
"We keep an eye on him," he told the club's official website yesterday.
"He is one of the players that we will follow and if we went for a striker then he would be one of the possibilities."
Jamie Dunn, Goal.com