Marouane Chamakh confirmed as Arsenal new boy as free 'fighter' to his forward line

21 May 2010 05:33
Dream come true: New Gunner Chamakh[LNB]Marouane Chamakh has finally completed his free transfer to Arsenal - much to the delight of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.[LNB]The imposing Morocco striker has signed a 'long-term contract' - believed to be for five years and worth £50,000 a week - after letting his contract run down at Bordeaux.[LNB]'This is a dream come true and a great joy to be joining Arsenal,' saidthe 26-year-old. 'My goal was always to play in the Premier League andArsenal was the choice of my heart.[LNB]'Without any hesitation, Arsenal was my preferred club. The team andhistory of Arsenal, they make me dream. I have been a fan since Iwas a child.[LNB]Best foot forward: Chamakh has impressed with Bordeaux[LNB] 'I'm very excited about playing at Emirates Stadium. I have heard many great things about the stadiumand I cannot wait to be playing there in an Arsenal shirt.[LNB]  'I will give my best to this club.We have many great players and I will be giving everythingto help the team win trophies next season.'[LNB]The 6ft 2in striker promises to add an extra physical dimension to the Arsenal forward line and follows a long pursuit. [LNB]Wenger tried to prise him from Bordeaux in the winter following Robinvan Persie's serious ankle injury, but had to be patient after clashingwith the French club's president Jean-Louis Triaud.[LNB] Bordeaux say goodbye: Arsenal say hello as Chamakh clinches deal [LNB] Wenger said: 'We are delighted that Marouane Chamakh has joined us. He is a player we have admired for some time. [LNB]'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.[LNB]'Chamakh is a striker of real quality and has all the attributes suited to come to England and do very well. [LNB]'He is also a fighter, not only a good football player, but a fighter as well. He is very good in the air and also a good team player. He is a great addition to our squad.'[LNB][LNB]Chamakh turned down Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton to sign for the Gunners.[LNB] Fabregas is staying! Arsenal chief Hill-Wood hits back at Barcelona bidArsenal poised to make £16m raid for Marseille midfielder MbiaRonaldo, Kaka, Villa and Fabregas show the Premier League is no match for Spain's La LigaMARTIN SAMUEL: Cesc must move on if he wants to be one of life's winnersARSENAL FC

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