Posted on Monday, 6th February 2012 by Tony Merakli
The 26-year-old striker, who signed for Arsenal in a £3 million deal from Monaco in the summer, has struggled to gain regular first-team opportunities since his arrival.
The South Korean has made just five appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side, scoring one goal in the process, and has fallen further down the pecking order since the return of Thierry Henry to the club in January.
Park’s agent, Maurizio Morana, has now made it public knowledge that his client is contemplating his future at Arsenal and could force a move away from the Emirates in the summer in order to gain regular first-team football:
‘If the current state continues, we will have to look at the transfer market in the summer.’
During the January transfer window, Park was linked with a loan move to Fulham. However, Morana claims no approach was made by the southwest London club:
‘In the English media, it was reported that Arsenal had rejected a loan offer for Park.
‘However, this was in contrast to what we heard from Arsenal. There was no loan offer during the transfer window.’
I honestly don’t know what to make of Park. I wasn’t exactly excited when he was announced as an Arsenal player, as I pretty much knew it was more of a marketing move from us rather than one which would’ve bolstered our attack.
If he is not going to be used, which I think looks highly likely, then perhaps its best for both club and player to part ways at the end of the season. Besides, he has to undergo two years military service before the age of 28, which doesn’t leave him a lot of time at the club anyway.
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