Oct 23

Park handed Carling Cup start against Bolton

Park Chu-Young will start for Arsenal in their Carling Cup clash with Bolton on Tuesday, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

The South Korean international made his first Arsenal appearance in last month’s Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury, but has yet to start a Premier League game due Robin van Persie’s superb form.

Park, 26, who joined Arsenal in a late spending spree from recently relegated French outfit Monaco, is a versatile forward who is known for his mobility, technical ability and work ethic.

“Yes [he will start against Bolton]”, Wenger revealed in his post-match press conference.

“He’s fantastic [in training]. He will get his chance. People forget that he arrived two months ago. Some big players have waited much longer than two months before they have played.”

Yossi Benayoun, Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to start in Tuesday’s fourth round tie.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will continue his cup run between the sticks, despite recently telling a Polish newspaper that he’ll ‘consider’ his future in January unless he is given more opportunities to play.


22 Responses to “Park handed Carling Cup start against Bolton”

  1. athlon says:

    Where is Ryo, Chris? Anyway, I’d say Ozyakup!

  2. @athlon: Ryo has recovered from his knock but I don’t expect him to start just yet. Ozyakup should be on the subs bench.

  3. SuperRyo says:

    hope ryo starts.. gr8 prospect

  4. Wussey f says:

    Park should start van should rest along side alex,arteta,gervinho,but aoc should start and ryo,van should be on bench.

  5. ilyas says:

    Jenkinson. Djorou. Squillaci. Andre santos
    Yossi. Diaby/ozyakup
    AOC. Ryo

  6. Renan says:

    The biggest worry for me is the defense, are we going to play our first choice defenders and risk their fitness or Wenger will opt for fringe players like Squillaci and/or Miquel and playing 2 holding midfielders ? My guess is the latter.

    I think we’ll go back to 4-2-3-1 for this one. Coq and Pong as the holding midfielders, Oxo, Yossi, Rosicky to play the more advanced midfield roles, and of course Park as the lone striker.

    With the likes of Andrey and Chamakh on the bench plus hungry young players like Ozy and Ryo I think we’ll do more than enough to beat them.

  7. Rasmot says:

    I’m expecting Lukaz, Jourou, Squilaci, Miquel, Gibbs, all at d back line, while Conquelin, Rosicky Yosi, Chambalain in d midfield, Park and ozy upfront ie 4-4-2, d like of Frimpong, Ryo, Arshafin, Chamackh on d bench.

  8. GunnerMacedonia says:

    gibbs should start, andre santos played the last 2-3 games so he should be rested

  9. Frimpers' mohawk says:

    i dont care as long as we win, fabianski, squillaci, miquel, djourou, gibbs, coquelin, frimpong, aneke, AOC, Park and Miyaichi play and no one gets injured. But besides that i’m not too fussed

  10. Hudu Accra says:

    Gr8 to hear dat park will b feature in cc.i hope song 2 though highly influencial bt shld b rested. Gfl!

  11. Chuks says:

    My major concern right now is for wenger to dig deep and buy a more quality striker not too far from RVP.Chamak is a failure.We need second striker shd RVP injured.We can get tevez.Yes it’s very possible and he’d would be happy to join gunners.

  12. Mark X says:

    @GunnerMacedonia: Gibbs is injured

  13. am pleased with the try an error wenger is doing now a dayys i pray it will continue to work for us like this.let park start and wht he can deliver.whn antonio reyes was in the club he used to play rubish but robbin will com in as a subtitute and he will delivered.so lets allow park to prove his capability

  14. okanlukman says:

    i will love to see AOC,Ryo,and park upfront…yossi,coqueline,diaby at the center.

  15. ihedike bright says:

    Gudmorning Gooners, wot a weeknd of positive results for us. I don’t see fbianski’s problems, only an inexperincd and stupid coach wil bench a goal keeper of chezny’s curent form at the top level.he should contented with the playtime he gets.

  16. Silly boy says:

    Fergie, Giggsy, Wayne and Rio star in the X Rated feel good comedy of the year.

    Six and the City

  17. Femi says:

    The combination i am expecting one of these days in the front are: Ryo —- AOC and then Charmak in front. I see that both Ryo and AOC can give nice crossing and Charmak would also be there to put it in with his head. And then Park

  18. Femi says:

    The Times reported that a car carrying members of the Glazer family, United’s owners, was “bombarded with missiles” by angry United fans after the game.

    I never knew they can be so pained. Manchester City only helped them to spell MAN UTD. and they are trying to bombard the club owners what if they were Arsenal fan? what would they have done.

  19. The next RVP says:

    @chuks luv yo thinkin but how sure r u tevez wud luv 2 join arsenal nd how sure r u wenger will remov the money wen he hears how much he is its almost 2 good to be tru and if he does that he needs to start a 4-1-3-2 formation…

  20. Luke says:

    Hey guys! Is it possible to watch the match somewhere? Thanks in advance!

  21. GunnerMacedonia says:

    live stream anyone? pls, cant find one

  22. Chris says:

    Parkkkkkkkkkkk!! I love him..


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