Marouane Chamakh on Arsenal’s pride and taking advantage of Chelsea’s form
Written by Renzo on December 27, 2010 4:30
According to Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh the Gunners should win tonight’s game not only for the three points but also for their pride.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Morocco International believes the players should look at the game just like any other game in which three points are up for grabs although beating a big team like Chelsea would be a huge morale boost after the Gunners failed to get all three points against the Blues at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool at Anfield and Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The 26-year old striker added how beating Chelsea tomorrow and Manchester United in April is a must if the Gunners are to keep their pride intact this season.
Asked about the October game at Stamford Bridge, Chamakh said how Arsenal dominated the game but still ended up on the losing side as he concluded by stressing the importance of taking advantage of Chelsea’s current form.
Ahead of tonight’s game, he said:
[Chelsea's game] is worth just three points like every other game but for our morale and in order to stay at the top we need to get a good result. We did not beat Liverpool, lost against Manchester United and Chelsea – away from home fair enough – but now we’re playing at home, we need to beat Chelsea.
Not just for ourselves but for our pride, we need to beat both Chelsea and Manchester United at the Emirates.
I think we played really well [at Stamford Bridge], we dominated the game. But in the end we lost two nil, it’s sad but that’s the way it is. They played a tough but realistic game and we need to use this to win our home game.
They are not in a good place at the moment and we need to take advantage of this because sooner or later they will start winning again. It will be good to take advantage of this month, month and a half of poor Chelsea performances because one man’s bad luck is another man’s good fortune.