Chamakh adapting to English game

The 26 year old said that he found the tempo difficult to adapt to at first.

“I almost had a seizure when I first played for Arsenal. I told myself that I would never be able to stand up to playing an entire match. At Arsenal we go on the attack all the time, and I was completely unaware when I first joined them. At times I wanted our keeper to slow down play a little by keeping hold of the ball. But no, he’d launch it upfield straight away.”