Chamakh is keen to start afresh this season and show he can be a success in England.
"I want to make my name in the Premier League," he told Sky Sports. "I started well last season and lost my way. However, I want to make a name for myself here.
"I've heard a lot of rumours about me leaving the Gunners, but I have a contract here.
"I want to honour it and make myself No 1 in my position. I am looking forward to that."