Chamakh denies diving: Arsenal can win title

After victory over Birmingham City, Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh insists they can win the title.

After victory over Birmingham City, Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh insists they can win the title.

While he angered Birmingham by going to ground easily for a penalty at the Emirates, Chamakh's decider in the victory was quality.

He said: "It's much more than I expected - I set myself some time to adapt to English football and it seems this time is going quicker.

"Five goals in 11 matches is definitely more than what I thought."

This was Arsenal's first Premier League victory in four attempts but Chamakh reckons lifting the title remains within their reach.

He added: "We can do it. When you see the way we are playing and the team we have, it's not a problem.

"Almost every game has to be won, there's no place for any other mistake now."

As for his penalty row with Birmingham, he said: "There was definitely a contact, the defender touched me and then it was all about the ref, to give it or not.

"Against Chelsea, there was a contact as well and the ref didn't give it. Today he did."

 
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