As the song goes – Ju-Young Park and confusion…they go together like a horse and carriage.
First Arsenal fans asked who the f**k is he? Then we asked why the f**k did we buy him? Then there was the whole national service eligibility issue. Followed swiftly by how quickly can we get rid of him? We couldn’t help but chuckle when he went AWOL at Celta Vigo. But now the question appears to be, has he been released by Arsenal?
Well if you believe Korean publication Chosunilbo, which quotes Spanish media, the answer is yes. Unfortunately, here at Arseblog News we’re certain that’s incorrect…for the time being at least.
The article in the Korean press while not naming so specifically, appears to be based on a couple of lines in a feature about Park by Spanish sports website Vavel.com.
Dissecting his time in La Liga, which is deemed a failure, the article makes a couple of rather blasé references to the fact Arsenal have confirmed he’s leaving the Emirates this summer.
“Arsenal has broken his contract at the club, so that the future of this rundown scorer will be a mystery this summer,” states Vavel.
Of course, so far Arsenal haven’t made any such statement through official channels…the website team are too busy picking their favourite pictures of manicured grass and Arsene has his hands full negotiating a contract with Gonzalo Higuain’s deceased second-cousin’s ex-wife’s adopted son.
Naturally, it’s hard to imagine Park has any kind of future at Arsenal but it’s more likely that he’ll be loaned out again in his final year rather than paid off like Denilson. Where he ends up is anyone’s guess, he’s got to finish boot camp in Korea first.