Chamakh joins Hammers on loan

West Ham have signed striker Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 21:15 Post Comment

Marouane Chamakh: Signs for West Ham on loan

Marouane Chamakh: Signs for West Ham on loan

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that the Moroccan had completed his move across London to Upton Park, where he'll be hoping for more first-team opportunities.

Allardyce told Sky Sports News: "We've signed him for the rest of the season. I think that'll be it in terms of strikers as we need to get Andy Carroll back (to fitness).

Chamakh, 28, struggled to claim a regular place in the Gunners' first team after initially impressing following a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010.

Chamakh hopes a spell at West Ham can kickstart his career following a frustrating spell on the fringes of the Arsenal team.

Speaking to the club's official website, www.whufc.com, the Morocco forward said: "I want to play and give my best for this team. I can bring my heading, some goals and we will see what else.

"I didn't have opportunities to play recently, but I did well before and I know I am a very good striker.

"We played only one striker at Arsenal, so I didn't play a lot, so I hope to do so more with West Ham."

Chamakh added: "I played with Alou Diarra in Bordeaux and we were champions together. I also know Mohamed Diame and Carlton Cole.

"I think this will be a very important move for me and I don't want to waste any more time. I want to contribute immediately."


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