Marouane Chamakh confirms Arsenal move

Table of Contents
Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has all but confirmed he will be joining Arsenal this summer on a free transfer.

His Bordeaux contract was set to expire in June and he was heavily-linked with a move to the Gunners before the deal was eventually finalized.

The 26-year-old, who has 15 goals for the French club this season, is expected to sign a £50,000-a-week contract.

"I count the days, 11 short days. As time passes, it feels weird. I feel many emotions," Chamakh told the French newspaper L'Équipe.

"I am delighted to join the English football atmosphere, it is something amazing.

"I love Arsenal's game. I know I will have to adapt but I know the short passing game.

"In February, I made my decision."

The Morocco international also claims to have turned down a string of "mind-blowing" offers from Russian clubs to join the North London club.

He added: "There were approaches from Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and crazy offers from Russia which were much greater than those from England, but I was focused on playing in the Premier League.

"I took a risk to stay with one year left on my contract, but I never cheated, I gave myself thoroughly"

Don't forget to check us out on Twitter and Facebook for more soccer updates!

Related links:



Also see:

Post a Comment