The Moroccan striker says that he is ready to benefit from Robin van Persie's expected departure and revitalise his Gunners career after a "difficult" 2011-12 campaign
The Moroccan's Gunners career has stagnated, with few opportunities last season after a bright start following his move from Bordeaux in 2010, but he has vowed to stay and do himself justice.With the 28-year-old the only recognised striker present on the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East, he is determined to make a positive impression should the wantaway club captain get his wish and force a transfer.
Chamakh told reporters: "If I am staying here with Arsenal I will do my best for the team and give the maximum.
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"Last season was difficult. We were playing with just one striker. There was not a lot I could do.
"I was upset because I thought I could have played more. I hope this season I will play more than last.
"I have not spoken to the manager [Arsene Wenger] but I will soon. Yes, I need to be more confident. But to be more confident I need to play more. I am determined to stay."