Holloway sees Chamakh as a deadly addition to Palace squad.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway believes he can help Arsenal outcast Marouane Chamakh rediscover his best form as he prepares to join the Premier League new boys on a season long loan, Sky Sports reports.
The 29-year-old confirmed that he would be joining the South Londoners on a year long deal last week and is expected to complete a medical in the early stages of this week.
The Moroccan international has scored a paltry 14 goals in 67 appearances for Arsenal since his free transfer from Bordeaux three years ago, but he spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham United.
However, he will now get a second chance to impress in the Premier League with Palace and Holloway believes that he can help the player to rediscover his best form.
“It’s about him getting going again and I normally do all right with people whose careers are faltering,” Holloway told reporters after Palace’s friendly defeat by Lazio on Saturday.
“I love them and work with them. Hopefully I can get him back to what he played like when he first went to Arsenal.
“There was nothing wrong with him when he scored eight in nine. But I wouldn’t fancy being Robin van Persie’s understudy. It couldn’t have been fun.”