Arsenal Transfer: All You Need to Know About Park Chu Young

Snide CommentsCorrespondent IAugust 30, 2011

The transfer window is coming to a close, and there is one day left for Wenger to take care of business and make sure Arsenal fans can look forward to a good season despite already being eight points behind the league leaders. 

Arsenal has been linked with at least 50 world class players this summer and have only signed ex-Lille forward Gervinho. With the deadline approaching, only more names will be churned out. 

As has already been made known by Korean International, captain to be more precise was undergoing a medical at Arsenal and now has signed for the club.

He might not be the traditional number nine that many Arsenal fan's expected, but here is all you need to know about Arsenal's new striker.

Park Chu Young, born in Daegu, South Korea just turned 26 and is 6'0".

He is a target man, can play a false nine dropping deep to create for wingers and strikers and with Arsenal's three pronged offense, that can be a plus.

He is a good header of the ball, has a mean right foot and can score free-kicks, also a positive. 

The fee is expected to be around £5 million. Although Wenger has the cash for bigger players(name-wise), the wages have always been something that stops him from splashing the cash. 

He is a very pacey striker with a decent return of goals, something that Arsenal lack. Van Persie scores but is not as pacey on the ball and Walcott is pacey but doesn't score goals. Gervinho could be both, but is being deployed on the wings currently. 

Park Chu Young scored 25 goals in 91 games for recently relegated Monaco, that might not be impressive but his goals for his country might be the form Arsenal need as he has scored 17 goals in 53 games.

He has been an international since 2005 representing in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups respectively, also this could increase Arsenal's fan base in Asia. 

All Arsenal needs is goals, he needs to produce consistently for Arsenal and turn out to be a bargain buy.

Do you think Arsenal got this one right?

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