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Football Talk > Football Talk - Chamakh to join Arsenal - 05/05/10



Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has confirmed he will join Arsenal at the end of the season and admitted he snubbed offers from Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Chamakh, 26, is out of contract this summer and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hinted last month that there was a "good chance" he would arrive. "I am delighted to become part of the English football atmosphere," Chamakh told L'Equipe.

"It is something amazing. Arsenal were not alone in making an offer. There were approaches from Liverpool, Tottenham and crazy offers from Russia that were much bigger than those from England, but I was focused on playing in the Premier League. Bordeaux offered me a contract extension that was almost impossible to refuse, financially - the figures were very close to those offered by Arsenal.

"I have always loved Arsenal's football. I know I will have to adapt, but I have experience of playing the short passing game from working with Yoann Gourcuff. I am counting down the days - 11 short days. As time passes, it feels strange. I am experiencing many emotions."

Chamakh claims he would have agreed to prolong his deal at Bordeaux had they not taken so long offering him a contracy extension. Chamakh, who has been with Bordeaux since the age of ten, feels he is now ready to perform in the Premier League. "At Bordeaux, I was the club's child," he said. "In London, I won't be a kid anymore. I have grown, I have things to prove and I am motivated to achieve them."


 

Only published comments... May 05 2010, 03:18 PM by Editor

Comments

 

kellyboy said:

yh 1st lol , come on arsenal

May 5, 2010 11:04 PM
 

gak8 said:

arsenal is good but will never win

May 6, 2010 2:02 AM
 

milfhunterr said:

arsenal won't win in a long time,

May 6, 2010 9:27 AM
 

benny buff said:

wow aresnal are gonna romp thru the premier ship NOT they should buy some one gud

May 31, 2010 5:29 PM
 

jc13 said:

maddest.

August 31, 2010 1:44 PM
 

kuruadizero7xs said:

arsenal looser realmadrid up up

January 30, 2011 11:10 AM
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