Arsenal Land Marouane Chamakh Hot Or Not

May 21, 2010 | Filed Under: Blog, UK Box 
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh on a long-term deal, the 26-year-old joins on a free transfer at the end of his contract with Bordeaux, and manager Wenger backed him to be “a great addition” to the Arsenal squad.

Chamakh played a key role in Bordeaux winning the French league title in 2009 and leaves the club after 293 appearances, during which he has scored 79 times.He first appeared for Bordeaux as a teenager and has gradually built a reputation as one of the finest strikers in Ligue 1, helping his club reach this season’s Champions League quarter-finals where they lost to French rivals Lyon.

Back in February he revealed Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal had all been in touch with him about possible moves so we know the boy was a wanted man lucky for arsenal they came out tops.

In an official statement at the club Chamakh expressed his delight.

This is a dream come true and a great joy to be joining Arsenal. My goal was always to play in the Premier League and Arsenal was the choice of my heart.

“Without any hesitation, Arsenal was my preferred club. The team and history of Arsenal, they make me dream. My goal was to join Arsenal out of the all the English clubs because it is a club that makes me dream and I have been a fan since I was a child.

“I’m very excited about playing at Emirates Stadium in front of the Arsenal supporters. I have heard many great things about the stadium and I cannot wait to be playing there in an Arsenal shirt.

“I will give my best to this club, the club that I used to support. We have many great players at Arsenal and I will be giving everything to help the team win trophies next season.”

He was part of the Morocco side that reached the final of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations and has scored 27 goals in 53 appearances for his country.The boy has talent and great speed and skill but the question is will he be the real deal at Arsenal?

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