Arsene Wenger: You’re hard to please if not happy with Chamakh
Written by Renzo on November 13, 2010 15:50
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the contribution of Marouane Chamakh since he joined the Gunners has been impressive and there’s still more to come from the Moroccan.
The former Bordeaux striker was forced into the starting line-up after Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner were all out injured in the first part of the season and according to his manager his goal-scoring record is already impressive although scoring 20 goals this season should not be an objective.
Wenger declared how the 26-year old is a team player, one who always fights during games and contributes in more than one way.
The Arsenal boss concluded by saying how the Moroccan – who joined Arsenal for free – was an excellent signing and although he was never a great goalscorer he still manages to score with Arsenal because of the system adopted by the team.
On his striker, Wenger said:
He is a guy who gets others involved, creates chances and who is collective in the final third. Even if he doesn’t get 20 goals I’m sure the players around him will score because of him.
I am pleased because I expected a team player, someone who fights for the team, and I have not been disappointed by his commitment and contribution.
If you look at the number of times he was decisive then if you are not happy you must be very difficult to please. I’m extremely satisfied with the fact I signed him.
Chamakh has never been a great goalscorer but, the way we play, all the strikers score here. We always go forward and you will be in the box at some stage so you will get chances.