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5 biggest Arsenal transfer flops of the decade

5 biggest Arsenal transfer flops of the decade
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Park Chu-Young

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This one might be the biggest mystery of Wenger’s signings.

Upon learning that Arsenal were interested, Park literally walked out of a medical examination at Lille to pursue a move to north London.

It was a rash move for both club and player, which made little sense.

True, Park was a big hit in Ligue 1 having performed well for AS Monaco during a three-year spell.

But the Premier League is on a completely different level, which Park found out the hard way. So it came as no surprise that he only made a single league outing between 2011 and 2014. 

The South Korean then spent a year with Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab before he returned to his boyhood club FC Seoul in 2017.