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Arsenal ask Park Chu-Young to find himself a new club

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Arsenal misfit Park Chu-Young has been informed by Arsene Wenger that he must start looking for a new club as he does not fit into the Frenchman's plans for next season, reported the Metro. The South Korean striker joined the Gunners just last year but has failed to impress at the club.

The 27 year-old started his career at home with Seoul FC in 2005. In 2008, the striker joined French side Monaco but following their relegation last summer, he joined Arsenal on deadline day last summer. Although he was heavily praised by Wenger, the striker failed to establish himself at Arsenal and was handed just one Premier League substitute appearance last season.

The South Korea captain has cost the Gunners heavily in finances, with Arsenal paying Monaco £3 million and then parting with an additional £2 million to help the footballer skip mandatory military duty back home. This fuelled a public outcry and the striker attempted to save his reputation by meeting fans before the Olympics.

Wenger had already decided to sell the striker this summer and hoped that his performances at the London Olympics would raise interest in the unwanted player. However, his dismal performances in the tournament even saw him being dropped from the starting eleven for the side's semi-final loss to Brazil.

With no buyers forthcoming, Arsenal have intimated the player that he is no longer needed by the club and must look for a new club this summer. Championship side Blackburn and Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal are reportedly eyeing the striker as his Arsenal career is certainly dead and buried. The Rovers are a tad desperate considering their lead summer signing Leon Best has been ruled out for 6 months due to injury, and with Park's involvement with the Olympics now well and truly over, chances are any genuine suitors will move quickly to sign the player before the new season gets underway.