Ligue 1 - Chamakh cool on Bordeaux return

Fri, 18 Nov 15:37:00 2011

Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh has hinted he wanted to stay at Arsenal despite his struggle to settle at the Emirates and interest from his former club to get him back.

Marouane Chamakh of Girondins Bordeaux reacts during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Toulouse - 0

Bordeaux said on Tuesday they were keen to re-sign Chamakh, who left in 2010 to join Arsenal, but the player is happy in London.

"I haven't played as much, what with (Robin) Van Persie coming back from injury, but for me, it's been a settling in period," Chamakh, who scored seven goals from 29 Premier League appearances last season, told Arsenal's website.

"It's been good to play for a club like Arsenal and getting used to the league, but I'm trying to learn, enjoy it and long may it continue."

Chamakh has made just one start so far this term.


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