Marouane Chamakh delighted by Crystal Palace stay

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against West Brom during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
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Marouane Chamakh reveals that he is "really happy" to have signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace forward Marouane Chamakh has revealed that he is "really happy" to have signed a new deal with the club.

The 30-year-old penned a two-year contract extension at Selhurst Park last Friday.

Chamakh scored six goals in 34 games last season after joining Palace on a free transfer from Arsenal.

"I'm really happy because I really wanted to stay with Crystal Palace and with the group I played with last season," he told the club's official website.

"I enjoyed myself more last season than I have for a long time because I feel good around the players and the new staff. I am so happy to continue being a part of that group. I really wanted that."

Chamakh and his Palace teammates begin the new Premier League campaign with a trip to Arsenal on August 16.

Tony Pulis of Crystal Palace shouts instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on December 14, 2013
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