Gunners boss Arsene Wenger signed the Morocco international on a free transfer from Bordeaux last summer and enjoyed a promising start at the Emirates, scoring 11 goals before Christmas.
Gunner stay: Roma target Marouane Chamakh is determined to prove himself in the Barclays Premier League
But the striker struggled to win a first-team place after the New Year and the Serie A side are keen to rescue him as a ready-made replacement for Mirko Vucinic, following his departure to Juventus.
Chamakh, however, is keen to start afresh this season and show he can be a success in England.
'I want to make my name in the Premier League,' he told Sky Sports.
Plenty to prove: Chamakh struggled after the New Year but is keen to put things right this season
'I started well last season and lost my way. However, I want to make a name for myself here.
'I've heard a lot of rumours about me leaving the Gunners, but I have a contract here.
'I want to honour it and make myself No 1 in my position. I am looking forward to that.'
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