Chamakh: "I can't stay in this situtation forever"

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has once again bemoaned his lack of playing time, telling the French media that he’ll consider his future at the end of the season.

The Moroccan international has started just one Premier League game this term and was tipped to leave when the transfer window reopens next month.

However, both his agent and Chamakh himself have rebuffed speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates despite several European sides showing tentative interest.

“I can not stay forever in this situation. I’m 27, I’m a competitor, I want to play, I agree with many things here [at Arsenal] because it works. But I am absolutely certain that it will not stay this way next season”, Chamakh told Sud Ouest.

“I started with the idea of finishing the season here. My priority is to stay in England [if I leave].”

Chamakh will have his wish of more playing time granted when he travels to Gabon for the African Nations Cup next month.

Ivorian forward Gervinho also joins him on the plane, giving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger few proven options upfront to choose from in the coming weeks.

Related news: Team news ahead of Tuesday’s match against Wolves.

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Chamakh is an interesting gamble. I’d easily imagine him to Everton if he wants to remain in England. Oh, and he will score against us. Our fate will find us.


i wish you well marouane, but please leave sooner rather than later.

Steven Coulter

A loan move might do him the world of good. But with lack of depth, selling and not buying would be terrible for AFC.

Mrs Chamakh

My son is rubbish…Keith Chegwin could do a better job up front! I think my baby should quit football and go into the hairdressing business!


Any striker will see little game time (since RVP is captain) so I think the best thing is to make sure all our forwards are versatile and and can play anywhere across the front three. Chamakh isn’t really that versatile so I don’t think staying is the best thing for him


I really like Chamakh. In some ways he’s reminding of Arshavin. They both seem to need to be the star. None of them are, right now. Right now Marouane is just a fairly big post on the wage-account. If we can find a buyer, I think we should sell. When the story is over, we’ve might even have done som nice piece of business.


I think he wants to play football with Arsenal. But may have no choice but to leave.. if that did happen it would be a great waste of talent, Chamakh is a very good foward he provides a ‘plan B’ because of his ariel ability, but he has lost what seems to be all his confidence and it has ruined him.


If Chamack has a reasonable time in Africa and Gourcuff joins us, he may yet emerge as the player we saw initally. The pair jelled at Bordeaux. They were largely responsable for winning the French title. Both need to restore their reputations and with AW to guide them, it may just happen. My fear is that AW thinks the same way. It would give him an excuse to not buy Podoiski {or some other class act} and bring in a cheap stopgap striker – from Wigan perhaps?


dudes please!

don’t blame van persie for chamakh, if we had a good dynamic striker van persie will play on the left. a good player should try to impress whenever he gets a chance but chamakh and arshavin are the total opposite and our current youth fight for every opportunity they get and senior should lead by example not moaning in the media.
i just hope wenger has seen enough and buy someone that will share the burden with van persie.


the stubborn one also needs to start rotating the team sometimes to allow senior players adequate rest.he’s going to play van persie every game till he drops. wenger stubborness is not funny anymore, we were lucky against villa we struggled while the manc totally dominated their opponenents, because its only december and our players are already tired.

bello xaria

i think chammarck is good,he needs midflders lyk youan not players lyk ramsey.


he was never a great goal scorer but quite good in a 442 with say RVP he would work thats what Wenger bought him 4 but hasn,t got the balls to send the team out in a 442 instead he sends them out in the 451


perhaps the absence of wilshere is the reason why he hasnt played good this season. remember the beginning of last season, they linked very well, didnt they? perhaps chamack should start against wolves, i mean it`s a home game we should win, rvp will get a rest or could come in the last 30 min if we have problem?


frankly the guy isn;t a bad player he started well last year but AW doent give him enough chance.i still can’t believe ramsey is playing regularly.and gunners seems to be ok with ramsey thats unbelivable;

Forever a gooner

We need to let him go and get gotze, podolski, vertoghen and get rid of the rest of the bad fruit


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