South Korean international Ju-Young Park has agreed a year-long loan deal with Spanish side Celta Vigo.
A surprise addition to the Arsenal squad when he signed from Monaco exactly a year ago, the striker has cut something of a mysterious figure at the Emirates. The mystery mostly being, why the fuck did we sign him?
After a sweet strike in his second appearance against Bolton in the Carling Cup, the 27-year-old was pretty much confined to the bench for the rest of the season making only six appearances in total.
The captain of his country, and something of a national hero, when he arrived in London, the player’s reputation has not only been tarnished by his lack of playing time.
Embroiled in off-field controversy after postponing military service, in favour of extending his career as a footballer, Park spent several months exiled from international duty before his inclusion in Korea’s London 2012 squad.
The attacker will no doubt be hoping his spell in Spain helps further rehabilitate his confidence in front of goal.
He doesn’t seem a bad chap, just someone stuck in the middle of a bizarre piece of transfer business by the boss. Whether guilt is a reason behind suggestions we’re going to keep paying a large part of his wages while he’s with Celta Vigo we’ll never know…
Arseblog News wishes him all the best for the season ahead.