Arsenal fans are looking slightly amused here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they pour over their coffees and the latest edition of Metro.
The publication note that one of the club’s biggest flops of all-time has been told he needs to leave the club and immediately!
Some are even having to turn to our landlord and ask exactly who Park Chu-Young is after the South Korean international barely featured for Arsenal following a transfer from Monaco in 2011.
Metro note that the player has been told by his South Korean international coach Hong Myung-Bo that in order to feature for his country, he needs to rip up his Arsenal contract and find somewhere he can actually play.
The 28-year-old was sent out on loan to La Liga side Celta Vigo last term and that was not exactly the biggest success in the world and when you couple this with the fact he has only managed to make six appearances for the Gunners, you can begin to understand why Myung-Bo feels so strong in his views.
As our barmaid quite rightly notes, after netting Mesut Ozil, Wenger needs to try and attract even more top class players and to do this, he cannot be relying on the deadwood.
Yes, to tell someone to tear up their contract is harsh, but as many have found out before, in order to feature for national teams, players have to be playing regularly for their club and especially ahead of next year’s World Cup, which South Korea have already qualified for.
In reality, it would be no great loss for Arsenal should the player choose to walk away; they have far more exciting and pressing things ahead – with Ozil set to make his debut away at Sunderland this weekend.
Arsenal fans. Where does Park Chu-Young rank in the all-time list of Arsenal flops? Let us know your thoughts below.
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