Marouane Chamakh
Marouane Chamakh

English Premier league heavyweights Arsenal have declared that the club will be open to January offers for two of their more unsuccessful players - Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh and French defender Sebastian Squillaci. Both men have failed to settle at the Emirates or live up to expectations.

Chamakh is reportedly being considered by Premiership side Aston Villa. Although the striker saw an early burst of form when he first arrived at the Emirates, from Ligue 1 club Bordeaux, he has failed to maintain any sort of consistency.

Squillaci remains unsure over both his future at the club and his next destination.

Following the transfer of German international Per Mertesacker, Squillaci has dropped to fifth choice center half. Worse still, he has made only 22 appearances for the English club since joining from Spanish club Sevilla, in 2010. Arsenal will, it is believed, consider either a loan or a £2 million permanent deal.

Meanwhile, according to a Daily Mail report, the club's Spanish goalkeeper, Manuel Almunia, is also up for sale and has a price tag of £300,000.