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Chamakh Told Not To Play For 'Small' Tottenham

Chamakh Told Not To Play For 'Small' Tottenham

Arsenal new boy Marouane Chamakh has found favour with Arsenal fans after a couple of decent performances in pre-season, and no doubt he will be endeared further after revealing, and these are his words, that he was told he shouldn't play for a small club like Tottenham.

Chamakh joined Arsenal in the summer on a free transfer after his contract with Bordeaux expired. The centre forward reveled in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine that he was told by the then Bordeaux manager, Laurent Blanc, that he should not join a small club like Tottenham.

Mourouane said, 'I only wanted to join Arsenal but they would not pay the price Bordeaux demanded,'

'Blanc told me I shouldn't join a smaller club like Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn or West Ham. He really wanted me to join Arsenal but he wanted Arsenal to meet the asking price, which wasn't much because I was starting the last year of my contract.'

'We weighed up the pros and cons and I decided to stay with the backing of my coach.'

Of course we here at Vital Arsenal aren't for one minute suggesting that Spurs are a small club, we just report the news.

Don't shoot the messenger.

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Date:Saturday August 7 2010
Time: 3:18PM


We could take offense at this, but I think we all know the sleeping giants of english football have awakened :)
07/08/2010 15:24:00
That was an awfully long nap nomad ;)
07/08/2010 15:27:00
Here's an intelligent ex-gooner's thoughts :),19528,11661_6299122,00.html
07/08/2010 15:35:00
Anelka clearly spent far too much time in the company of Domenesch in the summer and some of his mental has rubbed off on him!
07/08/2010 15:41:00
I've had alot of downs in my 23 years of being a spurs fan but just as things were starting to look up balon d'or in waiting Marouane Chamakh has delivered the knock out blow. Dark days ahead...
07/08/2010 15:42:00
easily plaesed they can be, just look at them drooling at cesc stayin for one more season.
07/08/2010 15:46:00
The "small" team that have won more than Arsenal in the last 5 years...we'll see how small we are when Chamakh is in Daws' back pocket this season.
Chris Hart
07/08/2010 15:51:00
Must be great having yet another foreign player in your ranks ;)
07/08/2010 15:56:00
lol @ Rocky7. Here's a question for you, would you rather sell Fabregas for, say, £30-£40m, or have him stay reluctantly (as is the case now)?
07/08/2010 15:56:00
One of the smallest at Tottenham is a bloke called Danny Rose ;)
07/08/2010 15:57:00
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