When I read on Goonerholic that Chamakh might have picked up an injury in the international game, it made me anxious and I was looking for news on that. That search was not fruitful but I did bump into this video of his headed assist in their 1-0 win over Tanzania.
He wins a long, high ball and there shares an aerial one-two with his strike-partner who goes on to score. I think once Chamakh spends some time with his teammates at Arsenal we will see more of such co-ordination between them and it will help us against tighter defences. Of course, there is a difference between Terry or Vidic and the Tanzania Centre Back (no disrespect) but I’ve no doubt we’ll benefit from this skill as other players learn to adapt to his skills.
I’m also hoping we use his ability to control the header to get some lay-offs on set-peices and from crosses for midfield runners.