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Arsenal striker Chamakh wants Cup action against Tottenham

Arsenal ace Marouane Chamakh doesn't want to be rested for their Carling Cup clash with Tottenham.

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.

"But I've spoken to the other French players at Arsenal like Gael Clichy and I've an idea of what it'll be like.

"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."

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