Morocco international Marouane Chamakh netted twice during Arsenal’s 2-0 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers, heading home before a minute has gone and sealing the victory in injury-time with a neat finish.
The French-born powerhouse has been performing above expectations for Arsenal since the start of the season, following his free transfer from Ligue 1 outfit Girondins Bordeaux over the summer.
A spate of injuries to Arsenal forwards Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner has meant the Moroccan was only facing competition from Mexico star Carlos Vela for a place in the starting line-up, and Wenger has certainly made his preference clear.
The towering striker’s brace took his current goal tally to eight in the 17 games he has played for Arsenal in the English Premier League, League Cup and UEFA Champions League.
With Arsenal’s crocked absentees gradually returning to first-team action, and Wenger’s formation of choice featuring a single striker, it remains to be seen whether the French boss will continue to put his faith in the former Ligue 1 hitman.
26-year-old Chamakh has already proved to possess excellent aerial ability, scoring half of his goals with his head and providing a constant threat from crosses, something the Arsenal attack had perhaps been missing in previous seasons.
The forward has stated on several occasions just how happy he is with life at the Emirates Stadium outfit, and he has been putting in the sort of hard-working, committed performances that have quickly seen him becoming a loved figure among the club’s fans.
The highly-rated striker has also scored 15 goals in 53 appearances for the Moroccan national team.