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Chamakh admits Arsenal preseason left him cooked

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh admits he's been left knackered by preseason training.

Chamakh admits training sessions at the French club were nothing like Arsene Wenger's.

Chamakh, 26, said: "There is a different preparation between Bordeaux and Arsenal.

"Here it's shorter but a lot more intense.

"For three weeks it's a real slog. But that's what my team-mates have been telling me - that we need a massive pre-season to last the whole season, particularly since there is no break in December."

Chamakh scored on his home debut against Blackpool a fortnight ago.

But he confessed to being shocked at the break-neck pace of games in the Premier League.

He added: "Matches over here are all played at 100mph. You have to be on edge all the time and you have the impression that the ball never goes out of play."

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