Arsene Wenger is set to complete his third summer signing with a very surprising £10 million move for highly-rated South Korean and AS Monaco striker Park Chu-Young. The 26-year-old has barely been linked with the Gunners and many expected Chu-Young to sign with French champions OSC Lille after Monaco succumbed to relegation last season.
However, it is believed the deal has diminished and the South Korean captain is now in London to complete his medical before being unveiled as Wenger's third summer signing. Chu-Young has been a strong and energetic presence for French side Monaco for a number of seasons.
Last campaign, the forward amassed 12 goals in 35 appearances for AS Monaco, who possessed a feeble attack. Previously Chu-Young thrived in the K-League in South Korea with Asian giants FC Seoul where the Korean achieved the Asian Young Player of the Year in 2004 alongside the K-League Rookie of the Year in 2005 and the K-League Players' Player in 2008.
Wenger has a huge transfer budget to spend and has been linked with the likes of Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Juan Mata this summer so Chu-Young's acquisition comes as quite a surprise. The Frenchman has plans to secure calibre signings in the coming days before the summer transfer window terminates, but fans were not expecting Chu-Young.
A quick, tenacious, skillful and strong striker, the South Korean is an impressive signing nonetheless who will fit into Arsenal's style of play efficiently.
However, Wenger is still yet to sell disgruntled striker Nicklas Bendtner whilst Moroccan sharpshooter Marouane Chamakh is low on confidence. Furthermore, Theo Walcott possesses huge desires to play as a striker.