Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh insists he's pleased with his progress since arriving last year.

Chamakh enjoyed an impressive start to his Arsenal career following his move from Bordeaux in summer 2010 and the striker is enjoying life at Emirates Stadium.

"It's gone well overall," he told Arsenal Player. "The first year, the first season is about settling in and adapting and there are lots of good strikers around.

"I haven't played as much, what with Van Persie coming back from injury, but for me, it's been a settling in period. 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."