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

Every week, subscribers can watch a brand-new 'Close Up' feature on Arsenal TV Online.

These clips give Arsenal's fans a chance to get to know more about the players they cheer on week-in, week-out.

This week the focus falls on Maroune Chamakh. The striker discusses:

  • the hype around him as a youngsters
  • coping with that pressure
  • the lessons of his youth
  • why he chose Bordeaux
  • his allegiance to Morocco
  • his goalscoring record
  • his move to Arsenal
  • focusing on his education
  • the effort he puts in on the pitch
Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 8 Dec 2010