Arsenal Transfer News: Park Chu-Young Set to Sign

Ratan PostwallaCorrespondent IIAugust 27, 2011

Hiya, Gooners!!
Hiya, Gooners!!

Arsenal are about to sign South Korean striker and captain Park Chu-Young from French club Monaco, according to a series of tweets from the BBC's football reporter, David Ornstein.  He is due to undergo a medical at Arsenal in the next 24 hours.

The BBC reports that Park was set to sign for French Champions, Lille.  He had agreed terms, and had even completed part of his medical.  He failed to show up for the second part of his medical, and neither club is aware of his whereabouts.

Lille president Michel Seydoux said: "We haven't had a telephone call, nothing. From what we understand he could be at Arsenal." 

Park, 26, has represented Monaco 91 times, scoring 25 goals.  Before that, he played his club football in his home country for FC Seoul, scoring 23 times in 69 appearances for the club.  

He has also made 53 appearances for the South Korean senior team, netting 17 goals, the most significant one being his equalizing goal against Nigeria in the 2010 World Cup, which secured his country's passage to the knock-out stages of the competition.

As expected, there has been no comment on this rumor from Arsenal or Arsene Wenger.