Moroccan confident that the Gunners can get a result against the RedsMarouane Chamakh believes Liverpool are under more pressure to succeed than Arsenal this term coming off of a very disappointing season.
Ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, the new Gunners signing is hoping to get off to a great start with his new team.
Arsenal went on to finish in third place in May behind champions Chelsea and Manchester United.
In contrast, following an impressive second place finish two seasons ago, Liverpool came into last season with high expectations but struggled to a seventh place finish in the Premier League.
And Chamakh insists that the poor campaign Liverpool are coming off of will put them under more pressure to perform than the Gunners this season.
“Arsenal had a good season." Chamakh told The Mirror.
“They were in third place.
“The over-riding objective was to qualify for the Champions League and I think they did their maximum.
“There is pressure at a club like Arsenal, but Liverpool will be under more pressure because they had a bad season. It’ll be difficult for us, but it’ll be difficult for Liverpool too.
“We have an edge because we don’t have any pressure on us since it is an away match.
“I know it will be hard, but I am confident. We’ll do everything we can to bring points back from up there.”
Wenger was hoping to bring the Morocco international to Arsenal a year ago, but the Frenchman opted to wait until Chamakh’s contact ran out this summer rather than paying Bordeaux’s £12 million asking price.
Chamakh has impressed in Arsenal’s pre-season preparations, and for the 26-year-old the Premier League opener will be the culmination of a dream.
“I have been dreaming for a year of playing for a team like Arsenal against teams like Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.”
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