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Arsenal reject secures spot at World Cup with South Korea

Park Chu-Young may not be cutting the mustard at the Emirates but he looks set to make a splash in Brazil with South Korea this summer.

While Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski continue to sweat over their involvement in this summer’s World Cup with France and Germany respectively, one Arsenal hot-shot who looks set to be part of the party in Brazil is Park Chu-Young.

The aforementioned duo will most likely travel to the tournament this summer but while their squad places and chances of starting remain in the balance, the South Korean star looks set to take centre stage.

And it could be sweet revenge for Park, who has been marginalised throughout his three-year-spell at the Emirates and will be eager to show Arsene Wenger what he has been missing.

Since arriving in North London back in 2011, the forward has made just one first-team appearance for the Gunners despite Arsenal fighting off stiff competition from Lille at the time of his signature.

Loan spells with Celta Vigo and, this season, Watford, have proven largely fruitless for the 28-year-old but he remains an integral part of the national team setup, having notched up 24 goals in 62 appearances.

Back in 2012, the Arsenal man was front and centre for South Korea at the Olympics, netting twice during the football tournament in a tally that included the opener in their 2-0 Bronze Medal match with Japan.

And Park will be out for revenge at the World Cup, having come so close to turning the tide for the national team in their last-16 encounter with eventual semi-finalists Uruguay.

With the scores tied at 1-1 it was Park’s free-kick that struck the left post in the first-half, with Luis Suarez going on to give the South American’s what proved a match-winning lead in the second period.

Despite being out of the picture at Arsenal, this misfiring Gunner could be one to watch in Brazil. Should he impress this summer, then a move away from the Emirates could yet be on the cards.

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