Cancelling the contract is the best option for Arsenal and player?

Park Chu Young

In the wake of comments by South Korean manager Hong Myung-Bo, should striker Park Chu-Young cancel his own contract?

The future of Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young was this morning cast further into doubt after South Korea coach Hong Myung-Bo warned the player that he must find a way to leave the North London club if he is to have any chance of playing for the national side.

The warning that his international career could be on the line in a World Cup year will be a damaging blow to the forward who has struggled to hold down a place in Arsene Wenger's side.

When asked if he should quit Arsenal, Myung-Bo told the Korea Herald:"Park knows what he has to do.

"He must find a new team if he wants to remain in the national team."

Since arriving from Monaco in 2011, the 28 year-old has featured in just six matches for the Gunners with only one of them in the Premier League, and he has scored just once for his club, in a League Cup match against Bolton.

Park has also seen himself slide down the pecking order behind Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, (whom he gave up the number 9 shirt for) and Theo Walcott.

With the club also having Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, new recruit Yaya Sanogo and even Nicklas Bendtner on the books it seems likely that Park will not feature again for the club and is the primary reason that he was loaned out to Celta Vigo last season, where he made 25 appearances and scored four goals.

After failing to engineer a move away in the summer's transfer window, it looks as if the South Korea manager is right and that Park will have to terminate his contract himself and walk away as a free agent if he is to remain in the plans of the national team.

I say this because it looks like the player is on his last chance, the forward was absent from the national squad for this week's games with Haiti and Croatia and with Myung-Bo insisting that he has to find a new club is it now time for the player to go?

Arsenal fans what do you think? Should he have been given a chance or must he walk away?

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