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Marouane Chamakh is French, but chose to play for Morocco, the country of birth of both his parents. He currently has 15 goals for the Moroccan football team.
Arsenal was blessed to have Chamakh because he signed up for them on a free transfer. He further gave Arsenal a lot blessings by giving Arsenal 8 goals in a total of 18 games in all competitions.
He is good in headers because of his 6-2 frame. He even openly boasted about his good ability in the air in an interview. He is unselfish and can also give assists to his teammates as he likes to play with another striker.
“The philosophy here is the same Laurent Blanc applied in Bordeaux during the last three seasons. So I can play the way Arsenal play, but I can bring something more too with long balls towards me if we are struggling during a game as I’m strong in the air.
“My favourite position is up front with another striker as I think I can complement another forward perfectly. However, I can play on my own as well and drift on the right or the left and I will do what the boss asks me. I love scoring goals and it’s my job but I am not obsessed with it.
Chamakh started his footballing career with Bordeaux at age 16, and played his first team appearance in a Cup game in the French league called Coupe de la Ligue.
Position: Striker, Forward
Birthdate: January 10, 1984
Height: 6′ 2″
Birthplace: Tonneins, France
Clubs: Marmandais, Bordeaux, Arsenal
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