Chamakh's arrival at the Emirates Stadium has been in the pipeline for several months after he
revealed he would not be signing an extension to his contract allowing him to leave on a free this
To celebrate his arrival, Gooner Talk have found a video of Chamakh's 5 goals in the Champions
League for Bordeaux this season.
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has not been included in Raymond Domenech's provisional 30-man
squad for this summer's FIFA World Cup.
Les Bleus will go to the World Cup without Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, Nasri and former Arsenal
skipper Patrick Vieira after coach Raymond Domenech decided to omit all three from his provisional
squad on Tuesday evening.
MarouaneÂ Chamakh has admitted that it is extremely likely that he will be joining Premier
League side Arsenal after stating that he will be playing in England next season.
26-year-old Chamakh has been with Bordeaux for a long time and his all action displays up front
have been one of the main reasons why Bordeaux have been so successful in recent years,winning last
seasons Ligue Un title and reaching this years Champions League semi finals.
Arsenal play Blackburn tomorrow in a game which is likely to have an 'end of season' feel about
The Gunners still haven't fully secured third place yet, but a point against Blackburn will
almost certainly wrap it up with Spurs and Man City lurking closely behind.
Russian maestro Andrey Arshavin is a major doubt to play in Monday's clash, while Johan Djourou
and Kieran Gibbs both took part in training this week, although neither will be considered due to
lack of match practice.