Arsenal Fans Rejoice As Striker Hints At Move

By on December 12, 2011

Arsenal fans had some positive news over the weekend when Marouane Chamakh hinted that he is ready to leave the club.

Now as an Arsenal fan i’m not usually one to want to see players leave the club, but in the case of Chamakh, I will make an exception.

Despite a promising start, the Moroccan has been a complete flop since his move from Bordeaux 18 months ago. He does try hard at times but i think it’s clear he doesn’t have the required qualities to succeed at the Emirates, or in the Premier League for that matter.

12 goals in 18 months tells it’s own story, although many of those came in the first 3 months of his Arsenal career when he was a regular starter during Robin van Persies absence. As soon as van Persie returned, Chamakh’s confidence slowly drained away and he’s now half the player we thought he’d be.

It’s best for both parties if he quietly moves on, preferably in January, but it seems the player will wait it out until the summer before making a move in search of first team football:

“I am 27 and I need to play. I cannot stay like this forever. I won’t leave in January but I will take an important decision in June,” he said.

“I was surprised by the offers I got last summer but my priority was to stay at Arsenal. A return to France? If so, it will be to Bordeaux.”



  1. Vishal

    December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    i dont understand which fan wud be rejoicing. Clearly the man hasnt had opportunities or the right formation to support his methods of goal scoring.

  2. patrick

    December 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I think chamakh should go back to france has been giving too many chances too weak for the english league.

  3. patrick

    December 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I think chamakh should go back to france has been giving too many chances too weak for the english league not really contributing anything to the team not what afc need right now.

  4. Tayo

    December 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This guy is not arsenal class atall.he cant hold ball,cant dribble and cant face defenders.All he love doing is playing one tourch and playing back all time.Hes never a gonners class

  5. Enathregas

    December 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Chiamaka as we call him here in Nigeria has a serious problem as the boss suggested. Its called feeling of inferiority. You see that whenever he recieves a pass. He hardly wins fouls, doesn’t read the game well and is too gentle to the opposition defence. I think seeing him leave will be a huge sigh of relief to both us fans and his team mates. Wenger please let him leave and get podolski to keep rvp happy.

  6. nicky

    December 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The headline to your post is in very poor taste. No true Arsenal fan rejoices when one of their own falls by the wayside. Chamakh has always tried his best and having done that, is deserving of respect regardless of his future.

  7. Jack

    December 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    The headline is disgusting. Chamakh wins everything in air, he has been poor in finishing but that doesn’t means blaming him on one weakness and forgetting about whatever contribution they make to the club. Seriously its a joke to be such an impatient ‘fan’.

    • RVP10

      December 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      @ Jack & Nicky – Calm down fellas, it’s obviously a tongue-in-cheek headline but my feeling remain’s that i will be happy to see the back of Chamakh. He’s not good enough so why keep him at the club when A) He hasn’t got what it takes to be an Arsenal player and B) He’s now saying he wants out because he cant get a game?

      Trying hard isn’t a reason to keep playing a player. Put me in an Arsenal shirt and i’ll run my b*llocks off for 90 minutes, but that doesn’t mean i’m good enough to warrant a place in the squad, does it?!

      Chamakh’s never had what it takes to make it at the Emirates so despite him ‘trying his hardest’ i’ll be glad to see the back of him.

      • And_Arsene_Said...

        December 13, 2011 at 1:14 am

        Trying hard to write for the sake of writing isn’t a reason to keep writing. Cause you write on an Arsenal blog and write (b*llocks)for 90 seconds, that doesn’t mean you warrant a place on the Arsenal blogosphere, does it?!

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