Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Bordeaux want Chamakh bakh

Club president Jean-Louis Triaud has revealed that he is trying to bring Marouane Chamakh back to struggling Bordeaux. Les Girondins are 14th in Ligue 1, just 2 points above the relegation zone, and their recent glory years seem like ancient history. Triaud said he needs players who can make an immediate impact, and Chamakh would fit the bill. Having started his career with Bordeaux, he became an immediate first-choice, leading the line for 7 years before signing for us on a free transfer in the summer of 2010. In his last 3 years in France, under Laurent Blanc. he developed a formidable understanding with Yoann Gourcuff to lead Bordeaux to their first league title in 10 years. However both Chamakh and AFC have ignored all inquiries from Bordeaux.

Seemingly focused on being a success at Arsenal, the quietly-driven Moroccan has divided opinion ever since his arrival. There are those of us who point to his brilliant initial form last season – stepping up in the absence of Van Persie and Bendtner with his incredible heading, sublime touch, hard-work, and ability to bring others into play. Then there are those who point out his piss-poor goalscoring record, inability to produce any sort of convincing shot with his feet, and a tendency to fade out for large periods of a game.

Both sides have fair points, although it hasn’t helped that Van Persie has found such incredible fitness and form this year. Chamakh is very much a confidence player, and with Van Persie ahead of him in a 4-5-1, and the fans getting on his back, he’s found it hard to get any sort of form going. He’s never been prolific – 16 goals in 47 games was the best he ever managed in France, scoring 76 in 301 overall, but managers always pointed to his ability as a target man, and overall contribution to games. Often playing with 3 attackers behind him, Chamakh was at his best using his strength and movement to create chances and space for others. He wasn’t in the penalty box too often, but when he was, he was deadly in the air.

Unfortunately, at Arsenal, with more intense competition and even more intense media scrutiny, it’s his inability to step up a level and convert chances that has let him down. With the ball almost always played short, and on the ground, Chamakh has looked at ease in the build up play, but almost never on the end of it. Our crossing is too infrequent and erratic to make the most of his brilliant heading ability, but at the same time his shooting has been too poor to make the most of the chances created in our passing game.

We can only hope that MC29’s refusal to communicate with Bordeaux means that he’s hard at work in training, ready to take his chances when they come.

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see ya later then, wont be missed!


we should put Chamakh on when Jenkinson is playing to take full advantage of those terrific crosses Carl puts in

Ace McGoldrick

I’ve been quick to criticise Chamakh but if he wants to stay and fight for his place then I have a lot of respect for him.

Eric Irish gunner

Wont be missed,who’s going to cover for RVP then if he gets injured, give the lad a break he’s lacking a bit of confidence at the moment and done well for arsenal at the start when he started a few games, at least he wants to stay and try and prove himself instead of fucking of at the first sign of trouble


He is for me a bit like Arshavin in the sense that I really want him to do well and have a soft spot for, but its becoming increasingly apparent, that my wants and wishes don’t often commute into reality. He had such a blisteringly good start to his Arsenal career perhaps he set the expectation bar a little too high. I agree with Mwatthe that he has never really had the service that his sort of game thrives on, because of the way our team is set up and plays, but that said, very good players adapt their game… Read more »


I like chamakh but I think his run of poor form is sufficent to suggest that maybe our style doesn’t play to his strengths. A couple of iffy weeks and I’d say give it time but a year of misfiring… Well good luck to him either way, be it improving fortunes at arsenal or moving on to pastures new.


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Got to say please communicate and get rid!!!! I agree with all the comments re the start MC made, i like you thought Arsene had got a good ‘un. I / you were totally wrong. It did not take long for defenders/defences to work him out!! he is one dimensional and easy meat for prem league defenders to deal with. I suppose what i am trying to say is that i think MC is a shite player, it is further ridiculous to suggest his loss of form is in anyway related to RVP’s current run of awesomeness. I may be… Read more »


I do find it odd, I mean, yes bendtner is a twat and all, but the fact is he’s 5 times the striker mc is. If we can’t grow our arms long enough to reach into our pockets to buy a proper striker to partner/backup rvp, then we need to swallow some pride and bring b52 back.

Chamakh is just not the answer.


Bendtner is a great player. Yes, he has a big mouth but so do many talented footballers these days. I would take him back right away. The only question is whether he would want to come back(probably not).

[…] 波尔多主席Jean Louis Triaud宣称沙马赫不会在近期回到波尔多,因为球员本人告诉他他在伦敦仍然过的挺开心。 自11月开始Triaud就对这名摩洛哥国脚开始了追求,貌似这名波尔多老臣终于放弃签下这名毫无状态的28岁球员。或许他意识到他其实没这么好。 […]

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