The South Korea captain capped off another successful international break where he scored in his fifth consecutive appearance for his country. Park scored his first Arsenal goal last month in the Carling Cup tie against Bolton, but has required time to adjust and settle to a new way of life in the hectic capital of England after making his summer move from Monaco.
He told Arsenal Player:
I couldn’t train much for about two months before I moved here, I just had to do some personal training instead.
Since I joined the team it has been two months and I feel like I am in my normal condition now. The coaches adjust the training depending on the games we play and it’s good.
I am settling off the pitch as well, all the Arsenal staff and everyone else have helped me. Also my wife is here so I don’t have many problems settling down.
Personally I don’t like a loud and noisy atmosphere, I prefer a very quiet life. And I live in a very quiet area in London so I really like it.
Parks recent form for his country is highly impressive, and he has shown glimpses of brilliance when deputizing for the Gunners. Now that he is settled he should get more game time, especially with Champions League and Carling Cup matches approaching.
I would like to see more of Park to see if he has the potential to fill Robin Van Persies boots when he is rested, and he will get his chance to prove himself in the coming months.