Bordeaux captain Diarra backing Chamakh for Arsenal success
Diarra has previous experience in England with Liverpool.
He said: "His qualities are that he has great presence in the penalty area, he's got a great physique, he's tall and strong in the air and he's a fighter.
"I think they like players who fight and never give up in England and he is certainly one of those. He is capable of scoring goals and also holding the ball up. He's a very complete player. He will bring a lot to Arsenal."