Chamakh misses Morocco qualifier

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh was unable to link up with Morocco for their CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Mozambique because of a virus.

The 28-year-old had been recalled to his national team for the first time since being dropped during the 2012 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon.

Chamakh did not travel because of illness. Despite the sale of captain Robin van Persie, Chamakh - who joined Arsenal from Bordeaux in May 2010 - has yet to feature for the first team this season.