Former Manchester United ace can KO Arsenal from Champions League

Park Ji Sung

A loan move for former Manchester United man Park Ji Sung might just become a nightmare for Arsenal fans.

A loan switch between a player in the Championship and Holland's Eredivisie may not always be headline news, but Park Ji Sung is a little different.

The South Korean's spell at QPR was a dismal one, with the midfielder a shadow of the player he was at Manchester United, and move away from the club is surely a logical one.

In rejoining former club PSV, he is going to a fanbase who adore him, and he has the chance to rekindle some of the form which convinced Manchester United to buy him back in 2005.

But if you thought English football had seen the last of him, think again, for if tomorrow's Champions League qualifying draw goes a particular way - he will be heading to these shores once again.

There is potential PSV Eindhoven, managed by Philippe Cocu, can be drawn against Arsenal - a one in five chance, with Pacos de Ferreira, Metalist Kharkiv, Fenerbahce, and Real Sociedad the alternatives.

Should that happen, Park Ji Sung is not a face Arsene Wenger or any Arsenal supporter would relish coming up against.

That is due to his superb record against the Gunners, which includes a goal at the Emirates in the 2009 Champions League semi-final.

In fact through the 32-year-old's career, he has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other club; netting five times in 16 games.

One of the more recent goals was his winner at Old Trafford in 2011 in a 1-0 win, which was Wojciech Szczesny's Premier League debut.

When the draw is made tomorrow, at 11am, fans of Arsenal may just be crossing their fingers that it is not PSV, and Park Ji Sung in particular who haunts them by ruining their season.

*Coverage of the draw will be posted instantly on HITC Sport on Friday at 11am. 

Arsenal fans are you hoping you avoid Park and PSV? Who do you want?

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