Ligue 1 - Arsenal confirm Park deal

Tue, 30 Aug 15:13:00 2011

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of South Korea international Park Chu-Young, subject to a "formal registration process".

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The 26-year-old striker, who scored 25 goals in 91 appearances for Monaco, will wear the No. 9 shirt at Emirates Stadium after agreeing to join the club in a deal worth up to a reported £10 million.

Park, who captains his international side, was a target for French champions Lille after Monaco suffered relegation last season but Arsenal stepped in over the weekend to lure him to London.

Arsene Wenger told the club's official website: “We are delighted to have signed Chu. He will add true quality to our attacking forces and will be a valuable addition to the squad.”

Park said: "I am very honoured and I feel very happy to be at Arsenal. It is a dream to be here and I am really proud to be an Arsenal player. Now I just want to show how good I am and prove myself.

"In my opinion this is a great club, now I have to show what I can do on the pitch. I will do my best, I will never give up, I will show heart, I will give everything and I hope [the fans] will support me."

Arsenal are also poised to confirm the signings of Germany defender Per Mertesacker and Brazil left-back Andre Santos, while Armand Traore has joined QPR on a three-year deal.

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