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Back at Arsenal and in contention! Park Chu Young

Park Chu Young

An unlikely name has an opportunity to try and solve the Gunners striking woes.

Move aside Nicklas Bendtner, there is another Arsenal outcast who wants your place!

Striker Park Chu-Young was involved in training at the Gunners London Colney training ground on Tuesday, report Arsenal's official website - pictured in photo six of their photo gallery.

The South Korean international has not played for the club since January 2012, making just one Premier League appearance since his move from Monaco.

The striker did score one goal for the club in a League Cup win over Bolton in 2011, but his lack of playing time has always made his signature a little odd.

Park was loaned out to Celta Vigo last season where he scored three goals in 21 appearances.

He was reported not to have returned to Arsenal this summer, living away in a hotel unwanted by Arsene Wenger, but the closure of the transfer window and the club's limited striking options has seemingly led to the manager changing his mind.

Park has a contract until 2015 and as they are paying him, Arsenal owe it to themselves to at least give him an opportunity to show what he can do in training.

He was recently urged by South Korean legend Hong Myung-Bo to quit the club for the sake of his career and World Cup prospects.

A return for the League Cup tie against West Brom though is now certainly possible, although a bench role is the best he can hope for at this point - and even that will depend on his fitness.

Nonetheless it is certainly a remarkable development and shows just how thin Arsenal are in the position the fact they are considering using the previously unwanted striker.

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