Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young is living in a hotel and mostly training away from the club’s London Colney facilities, Gooner Talk understands.
The 28-year-old, who spent last year on loan at Spanish side Celta Vigo, has made just six appearances during his two year stay at the club, scoring his only goal against Bolton in the League Cup.
Gunners executives went as far as writing off £5.5million in their accounts to cover the wages of the transfer flop.
It has emerged that the South Korea international has been maintaining his fitness at a London-based gym after being omitted from Arsenal’s first team squad.
Originally expected to be released, Park’s future in north London remains unclear although he has been linked with a surprise move to Sunderland as well as a return to Korea’s K-League.
Almost 20 players have left Emirates Stadium this summer which has left Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger desperate to bolster his paper-thin squad before the end of the month.