Arsenal striker Chamakh determined to grab West Ham chance

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is delighted with his move to West Ham United.

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is delighted with his move to West Ham United.

Chamakh, 28, struggled to claim a regular place in the Gunners' first team after initially impressing following a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010.

Chamakh hopes a spell at West Ham can kickstart his career following a frustrating spell on the fringes of the Arsenal team.

Speaking to the club's official website,whufc.com, the Morocco forward said: "I want to play and give my best for this team. I can bring my heading, some goals and we will see what else.

"I didn't have opportunities to play recently, but I did well before and I know I am a very good striker.

"We played only one striker at Arsenal, so I didn't play a lot, so I hope to do so more with West Ham."

Chamakh added: "I played with Alou Diarra in Bordeaux and we were champions together. I also know Mohamed Diame and Carlton Cole.

"I think this will be a very important move for me and I don't want to waste any more time. I want to contribute immediately."

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