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Crystal Palace’s Marouane Chamakh: I want to see Arsenal in Champions League

Squawka News
SENIOR ANALYST
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19 Apr 2014, 08:45 IST
Marouane Chamakh

Marouane Chamakh

Arsenal reject Marouane Chamakh says he has no ill feelings towards his old club and hopes to see them back in the Champions League next season.

Chamakh signed for the Gunners in 2010 but struggled immensely, scoring just eight goals in 40 Premier League appearances. He moved on-loan to West Ham United last year where he failed to score in his three appearances.

Once the season ended, Crystal Palace bought him where he’s going steady and is helping them secure Premier League safety under Tony Pulis.

With Arsenal struggling to ward off the threat posed by Everton as they fight for fourth place and a potential place in the Champions League next season, Chamakh has offered his support and is rooting for his old side.

“I want to see Arsenal in the Champions League next season, it was important for us to win and for Arsenal too,” he said.

Chamakh gave them a helping hand as Palace won 3-2 at Goodison Park, a stadium where Arsenal were demolished 3-0 just a couple of weeks ago. That defeat, matched with Arsenal’s 3-1 win over West Ham in midweek, meant that the Gunners moved back into fourth place, just ahead of the Blues.

Only Jason Puncheon (7) has scored more goals for Palace in the Premier League this season than Chamakh (5).

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