Marouane Chamakh has opted against a move away from London in order to prove himself to Arsenal supporters.
The Morocco international had a flat first season at the Emirates Stadium following his move from Bordeaux on a Bosman free transfer last summer. Despite a promising start in which he netted three times in his first six appearances, Chamakh failed to make the most of the rest of his opportunities especially when main striker Robin van Persie succumbed to his annual injury.
A move to Serie A side Roma seemed to be on the cards with the Giallorossi looking to the 27-year-old to replace Juventus-bound Mirko Vucinic. However, the player has vowed to fight for his place at Arsenal and show that Arsene enger was write to sign him.
“I want to make my name in the Premier League,” Chamakh told Sky Sports. “I started well last season and lost my way. However, I want to make a name for myself here.
“I’ve heard a lot of rumours about me leaving the Gunners, but I have a contract here.
“I want to honour it and make myself No 1 in my position. I am looking forward to that.”