In the first big Premier League signing of the summer, Arsenal today completed the signing of Bordeaux and Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh.
The signing is a huge step for Arsenal who have lacked in striking options since the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor and the constant injuries to Robin van Persie.
The Bordeaux forward has signed a long term contract at the Emirates, having made 293 appearances, scoring 79 goals during his time with Les Girondins.
“This is a dream come true and a great joy to be joining Arsenal. My goal was always to play in the Premier League and Arsenal was the choice of my heart.” – Chamakh after completing the transfer.
He went on to say “Without any hesitation, Arsenal was my preferred club. The team and history of Arsenal, they make me dream. My goal was to join Arsenal out of the all the English clubs because it is a club that makes me dream and I have been a fan since I was a child.
“I’m very excited about playing at Emirates Stadium in front of the Arsenal supporters. I have heard many great things about the stadium and I cannot wait to be playing there in an Arsenal shirt.
“I will give my best to this Club, the Club that I used to support. We have many great players at Arsenal and I will be giving everything to help the team win trophies next season.”
“We are delighted that Marouane Chamakh has joined us. He is a player we have admired for some time now and I know he will provide our squad with great quality. Chamakh has proved he is a great player with his performances for Bordeaux and Morocco in recent seasons and we’re all looking forward to him joining us.” – Arsene Wenger, Arsenal boss.