Chamakh not giving up on Arsenal career
The tour of Asia is Chamakh's opportunity to impress Wenger. He is the only senior centre-forward in the squad, with Giroud among those left behind in London to recover from Euro 2012, and will hope to recapture the form he showed two years ago.
"It was a dream start," Chamakh told the Daily Mail. "I was very consistent when I arrived. I played well because I was playing. The first six months, I had lots of games but after that I only played some games but not like the start.
"I want to show people I can do better than last season. I think that I need to play more for everyone to see what I can do. I hope this season will be good for me and the club.
"Yes, I need more confidence. But to be confident I need to play more which is why I hope to play more. I am determined to stay. My first choice is to stay here and to give the maximum.
"But I have to play. As I keep saying. I know I can play better. I think we can do better than last season. We can win something, I'm sure of that. This team needs more consistency throughout, then we will all improve."