Park only just arrived last summer for a fee believed to be around £2 million (€2.2m) from French League 2 side Monaco, and although the South Korean captain has impressed on the international stage, he has only managed just six minutes of Premier League football since the move and netted once in the Carling Cup.
Park had recently expressed his desire to fight for a spot at Arsenal but his agent has put his Gunners future in major doubt if he fails to be part of Wenger’s first team plans.
His representative told Sport Seoul:
If the current state continues, we will have to look at the transfer market in the summer.
[On a rumoured loan move to fellow Londoners Fulham] In the English media, it was reported that Arsenal had rejected a loan offer for Park.
However, this was in contrast to what we heard from Arsenal. There was no loan offer during the transfer window.
Wenger did have high hopes for Park, and defended his lack of playing time early on after the summer transfer because he required an ‘adjusting period’. But he has yet to produce anything that is enough to even warrant a late cameo in the Premier League.
While this can be seen as a positive for Arsenal fans because of Van Persie’s amazing form and Henry’s loan spell, as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain’s emergence as a powerful force on the wing, Park must improve and impress Wenger soon otherwise he should be sold this summer along with Arshavin, Squillaci and Almunia. Especially because his contract expires in 2013 as he leaves for his required South Korean military service…