According to reports in both the Spanish and Korean media, Ju Young Park is close to sealing a year-long loan deal with Spanish side Celta Vigo.
The 27-year-old striker, who moved to Arsenal on deadline day last summer from Ligue 1 side Monaco, made only six appearances for the Gunners last term notching just a solitary goal in the Carling Cup against Bolton Wanderers.
Confined to the bench, and for many matches the bench behind the bench, for much of the last twelve months it’s fair to say that Park’s time at the Emirates has not been happy.
Moreover, with controversy raging in his homeland about his decision to postpone his military service until the end of his playing career he has also had to come to terns with losing not just his place in the South Korean national team but also the captain’s armband.
While Park has already taken the first step to rehabilitating his reputation both on and off the field by representing his country in the London 2012 Olympics, it looks as though the next natural move is to find regular first team football.
Celta Vigo yesterday unveiled Danish international Michael Krohn-Dehli as the latest addition to their squad, but when questioned about the addition of Park, sporting director Miguel Torrecilla remained coy.
Having recently been relegated from the no.9 shirt to no.30 it’s pretty obvious that Park doesn’t have much of a future in N5. Arseblog News crosses its collective fingers and toes that the player gets a move that can reignite his confidence.