Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh was pictured with a shisha pipe hours after the Gunners lost to Queens Park Rangers, the
Shisha – which is not an illegal substance – is a type of tobacco common in North Africa, and Morocco teammates Chamakh and Taarabt were each photographed in a bar on Saturday evening holding the pipes. Chamakh played the final nine minutes of the match between Arsenal and QPR, replacing Kieran Gibbs as a late substitute, while Taarabt played the full 90 minutes for Rangers, scoring the opening goal in the R’s 2-1 victory.
Chamakh joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in 2010, having scored 76 goals in 301 appearances for the club. For Arsenal, the 28-year-old has been on target 12 times in 61 outings, scoring once in 17 appearances this season.
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