Marouane Chamakh, forgotten Brylcreem star of the 2010-2011 season began that season with verve and confidence. He came from a successful Bordeaux side, with the full confidence of his manager and love of the fans to Arsenal where expectation was high after some great performances in the Champions League against Juventus and Bayern Munich.

 

In his early season exploits for Arsenal he did well, amassing 9 goals in all competitions before RvP returned to fitness and pushed him out of the side. In brief, fleeting substitute appearances over the winter months he had a barren period where he stated that he expected to be behind RvP in the pecking order and by February was exhausted and said that he needed a rest