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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Emirates Cup : Arsenal 1-1 AC Milan - Chamakh looks good

Arsenal new signing Marouane Chamakh showed that Arsene Wenger has found another good buy with a clinical finish in Saturday's 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the Emirates Cup.

Wenger landed Chamakh on a free transfer from Bordeaux in May after a lengthy wait for the old contract to expire and the early signs suggest the Morocco striker will prove to have been worth the wait.

Chamakh marked his first appearance at the Emirates Stadium with a man of the match display capped by a predatory first half strike as he led the Arsenal attack in the targetman role normally occupied by Robin van Persie.

Chamakh put the Gunners ahead in the 36th minute after Andrey Arshavin surged forward from midfield before slipping a pass towards Chamakh, who timed his run perfectly to guide a low shot past Abbiati.

The Gunners were denied a winning start to their four-team pre-season tournament however as Alexandre Pato headed a late equaliser for Milan.

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