Arsenal have confirmed the signing of South Korean international Chu Park Young in a deal which is thought to be worth around £3.5 million.
Arsene Wenger had revealed in the aftermath of Sunday’s defeat at Old Trafford that the striker would be arriving from French side Monaco after press reports circled that the 26-year-old had called-off a medical with Lille.
Speaking about his move to the Emirates, Park, who has been given the number 9 shirt and prefers to go by the name ‘Ju’, stated:
“I am very honoured and I feel very happy to be at Arsenal. It is a dream to be here and I am really proud to be an Arsenal player. Now I just want to show how good I am and prove myself.
“In my opinion this is a great club, now I have to show what I can do on the pitch. I will do my best, I will never give up, I will show heart, I will give everything and I hope [the fans] will support me.”
Speaking about his latest acquisition, Wenger stressed that the captain of the South Korea national side would bring quality to his squad:
“We are delighted to have signed Chu. He will add true quality to our attacking forces and will be a valuable addition to the squad.”
Park’s place in the Arsenal squad looks likely to come at the expense of Nicklas Bendtner who is thought to be on the verge of a long-awaited exit. The Dane is strongly tipped to join Stoke City, although there has been no confirmation of an official approach.