‘Park wants to leave England‘s Arsenal‘
Park Chu-young may well leave Arsenal after having warmed the Arsenal’s bench for too long.
Football columnist Jamie Sanderson wrote Wednesday that the 26-year-old forward “has already told coaching staff he wants to leave,” in an article on British Telecom’s football website, lifesapitch.co.uk.
Concerns and speculation over Park’s decision on whether he will stay with the North London team have spread as he has has spent most of his time among the substitutes since the “three million pound panic buy” on Aug. 30, 2011.
When the Gunners signed the forward last summer, manager Arsene Wenger said “We are delighted to have signed Ju. He will add true quality to our attacking forces and will be a valuable addition to the squad,” indicating the team would fully utilize the former Korea captain. However, he has appeared in only six games scoring once in all competitions this season, despite high expectation from fans here.
“The support from fellow strikers Chamakh and Park Chu-Young has been pitiful,” Sanderson said. “Wenger’s attempts to supplement the forward line with bargain buys has failed.”
Although Park still has a year left on his contract, it seems Wenger has made up his mind on what to do with the ex-AS Monaco striker.
According to a report by Britain’s Daily Mail on April 4, “Arsenal will also put Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-young, and Carlos Vela up for sale.”
However, the Gunners’ move to sell Park could be deemed as harsh as he has rarely gotten a chance to prove himself.
It continued, “For whatever reason the forward has not impressed Wenger because clearly if he had faith in the 26 year old then he would have used him more than he has done.”
Arsenal, third in the English Premier League as of Friday, only have three more matches this season and are currently chasing a top four finish to qualify for the Champion’s League.