BREAKING NEWS: Chamakh officially signs for Arsenal
Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Moroccan striker Marouance Chamakh on a free transfer from Bordeaux. Chamakh has signed a long-term contract and will wear the number 29 shirt. The transfer of Chamakh to Arsenal has been the worst kept secret in football in recent months with the player all but confirming the move last month. Arsene tried to sign him both last summer and in January but Bordeaux were determined to hold on to him despite now losing him for nothing.
Arsene Wenger had this to say about the signing:
“We are delighted that Marouance Chamakh has joined us. He is a player we have admired for some time now and I know he will provide our squad with great quality. Chamakh has proved he is a great player with his performances for Bordeaux and Morocco in recent seasons and we’re all looking forward to him joining us.
“Chamakh is a striker of real quality and has all the attributes suited to come to England and do very well. He is also a fighter, not only a good football player, but a fighter as well. He is very good in the air and also a good team player. He is a great addition to our squad.”
The player was delighted to have finally made his move to the club he supported as a child:
“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.”
It’s refreshing to hear a player saying he is an Arsenal fan and they are the club of his dreams. Hopefully he will take that enthusiasm onto the pitch and put in some great performances for the Gunners. Good start Arsene, now lets buy a GK, CB, and DM and we’re set for next season.
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