Friday, 24th August, 2012

Newly promoted Spanish side Celta Vigo are keen on ending Park Chu-Young’s Arsenal nightmare.

The South Korean striker moved to the Emirates Stadium last summer from Monaco after a last minute call from Arsene Wenger persuaded him to head for Arsenal, rather than Lille; the forward was in advanced talks with Rudi Garcia’s men and had even undergone the first part of his medical.

Understandably overjoyed with a switch to the Gunners, Park quickly learned the difficulties of breaking into the Arsenal starting eleven.

The 27-year-old managed just one game in the Premier League last season, added to two Champions League outings and three games in the League Cup.

Now speculation is rife that Park is keen to move on as he seeks to put a year of bench-warming behind him – and the striker is said to be excited about the prospect of playing in Spain.

Celta Vigo want to snap up a forward before the transfer window shuts, but favour taking Park on a loan deal initially, with the option to make that permanent if he impresses.

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will consent to a loan switch, but the South Korea international appears to have little chance of enjoying substantial playing time at the Emirates Stadium this season.

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