Found January 04, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Marouane Chamakh to revive his career at West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFew months back Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh was sitting on the thorns beseeching for chances in the first team and hoping to find an escape route. Now he finds a ray of hope of reviving his career again with West Ham after completing his loan move until the end of the season. The 28-year-old started his senior career with Bordeaux in 2002-03 after graduating from the club’s youth academy. He spent eight long years at the club, scoring 76 goals in all competitions. Though Arsenal signed him in 2010-11 on a free transfer but he was one of the hottest properties in Europe then with several other clubs vying for his signature. Chamakh started the season on song but his physical fitness remained a major worry for the Gunners. He had to be substituted most of the time while the player demanded a long rest to regain his sharpness in the vital months of winter. Still, he finished his first season at...

West Ham take Chamakh on loan

West Ham have taken striker Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old Morocco star has not made a Premier League start for the Gunners since October 2011 and is yet to play in the top flight this season. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce said: "We've struck a deal with Arsenal , I'm glad to say but unfortunately our registration...

Marouane Chamakh: Arsenal flop given chance to shine by rehabilitating Allardyce

West Ham have been particularly active in the early days of the January transfer window, first signing Joe Cole from Liverpool on an 18 month deal, before heading across the capital to take Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal. Chamakh has been largely disappointing since joining the Gunners from Bordeaux back in 2010 and a record of just 10 goals from 67 appearances over the past...
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