Welcome to Close Up - where we get up close and personal with Arsenal's stars.

Every week, subscribers can watch a brand-new episode on Arsenal TV Online and find out more about the players they cheer on week-in, week-out.

This week the focus falls on Marouane Chamakh.

The Moroccan forward discusses:

  • the club he always wanted to play for
  • working hard to become a professional footballer
  • making his mark at Bordeaux
  • adapting to the Premier League
  • what he has learnt from his first season in England
  • the Arsenal fans' song about him
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