The Morocco striker is desperate for more match action.
Chamakh, who enhanced his growing reputation with a goal in Wednesday's 6-0 demolition of Braga, said: "I know the coach prefers to use young players in this Cup.
"But maybe I will play because of the number of players we have injured."
He may only have been at Arsenal a matter of months, but Chamakh is aware of the intense rivalry.
He said: "I played against Toulouse in the 'derby Garonne' and also Marseille.
"It will be hot. Very hot! Boiling! I am told it is a remarkable atmosphere and that would not be a problem for me, not at all."