One goal Arsenal striker joins Saudi Arabian outfit

Park Chu Young

Park Chu-Young has signed for Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia on a free transfer.

The word 'flop' gets bandied around football in the modern game, but it is probably fair to say that in the case of Park Chu-Young at Arsenal it is a fair description.

The South Korean international was brought into the club by Arsene Wenger in 2011. Snatched from under the nose of French outfit Lille, he arrived from Monaco with a reasonable reputation but still plenty to prove at a higher level.

His time at The Emirates was however nothing short of a disaster. He grabbed one goal; in a League Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers. He only managed one appearance for the side in the Premier League and in 2012 he suffered the ultimate indignity of having his kit number taking away from him - his number nine shirt given to Lukas Podolski in August.

This summer, after three unsuccessful seasons in North London including two equally poor loan spells at Celta Vigo and Watford, Park was released from his contract at Arsenal.

He featured for his country at the World Cup this summer and has been looking for a team ever since.

Not any more.

Park will be playing his football in Saudi Arabia from now on, after agreeing a deal to play with Al-Shabab.

The Riyadh based side, who are managed by former Chelsea assistant Jose Morais, have signed him as their non-Saudi Asian Football Confederation player for the current campaign.

Park will now hope to start scoring the goals again in order to regain a place in the South Korea side for the upcoming Asian Cup tournament.

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