Chamakh adapting to Premier League life

02 November 2010 08:17
Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh insists he is slowly but surely adapting to the pace and ferocity of Premier League football.

The France-born Morocco international joined The Gunners on a free transfer in the summer from Bordeaux.

The 26-year-old found the tempo of his first game hard to register, stating he nearly had a seizure due to his effort levels.

Chamakh never thought he would be able to last the 90 minutes in England's top-flight, something he has now achieved.

"I almost had a seizure when I first played for Arsenal," explained Chamakh.

"I told myself that I would never be able to stand up to playing an entire match.

"At Arsenal we go on the attack all the time, and I was completely unaware when I first joined them.

"At times I wanted our keeper to slow down play a little by keeping hold of the ball. But no, he'd launch it upfield straight away."

Source: Team_Talk