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Chamakh To Fight For His Place

Marouane Chamakh is hoping that the likely sale of Robin van Persie will help to reignite his Arsenal career. The Moroccan international has shrunk limply into van Persie`s shadow since the turn of 2011 and has dramatically lost form, meaning the manager rarely even trusted him for substitute appearances last season. But Chamakh thinks he could resurrect his prospects if Arsenal`s captain is sold.

'Yes (I will benefit if van Persie leaves). If I am staying here with Arsenal I will do my best for the team and give the maximum.
'Last season was difficult. We were playing with just one striker. There was not a lot I could do."

(editor`s note: did you try working hard for your place? Making yourself an option so that van Persie could be rested once in a while or so that you could get your arse off the bench a bit more? Did you try staying out of Movida for a weekend or two?)

'I was upset because I thought I could have played more. I hope this season I will play more than last.

'I have not spoken to the manager but I will soon. Yes, I need to be more confident. But to be more confident I need to play more. I am determined to stay.'




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 24 2012

Time: 10:09AM

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Good fighting talk from the man (let's hope it isn't for lack of suitors owing to too high wages). Maybe, he gets encouragement from the coming of Giroud and has a blast of a season.
Naijagunner
So we had a great piece of news this morning and this ....I can hardly contain myself ...
Rocky7
No queue of suitors lining up to take This 'top top' quality striker off our hands. let's be thankful.
Wyn Mills
Its unlikely that Chamakh will stay - at the most the club will have to pay a part of his wage before another club takes him on loan. It may go down to the wire in the transfer window but do think he will leave on loan.
Deltaforce
A player that we waited a long time to get on a free will now possibly cost us in the long run through us paying him too much.
shewore
Ok, so here's a perfect example of just how hard it is to compete with *****ty and Chavs. A player that, when we signed him, looked very good. On a "free", probably worth 10m, we probably added back some of that "saving" into his wages and signed him for 4 years,(40k a week would equate to about 10m). Now he's a squad player with little potential to play. He probably costs us around 70-80k per week (4m/year) ??? So we signed a player on a free who will cost us about 16m over 4 years. Why are we complaining? Because he didn't work out? Every signing is a gamble. Compare that to Adebayor (or Torres). Signed for 25m, then paid 175k/week for 4 years. *****ty committed over 60m for him. Last season, Spuds paid 70k/week for him, so *****ty recouped 3.5m and he's playing for one of their rivals. But they don't care because they have money to burn, we don't. If the milk shakes ever walk, *****ty are GONE, finished, out of existence. I don't think we should let that type of power rest with any individual at OUR club. So we spend what we can and leave the rest up to the money psychos. I still think it's the way to go, we got Chamakh, they got Adebayor/Torres.
FAB 4
Dang it.. Just when I thought I had seen the last of this *****face
Sajit
It could have been worse, FAB 4. We could have taken him at 12m a year earlier and still paid him good wages. No complaints about the gamble on Chamakh; just didn't turn out as we expected, very likely owing to our formation which did not suit him once RvP returned and set a marker for what to expect from our striker.
Naijagunner
 

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