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South Korea head coach Hong Myung-Bo has warned Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young that he must quit the club if he hopes to continue playing for the national team, Sky Sports reports.
Park arrived at the Emirates in 2011 from French side Monaco but has so far failed to establish himself in Arsene Wenger’s plans, making just six appearances in his time there.
The 28-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan with Spanish side Celta Vigo, where his four goals in 25 appearances helped the club to survive their first season back in the top flight, however, he has now found himself in limbo after failing to secure a permanent switch over the summer and he now faces an uncertain future.
Park was left out of the South Korea squad for this week’s games with Haiti and Croatia – and Myung-Bo insists he has to find a new club if he wants to stay in his plans.
“Park knows what he has to do,” said Myung-Bo when asked if he should quit Arsenal, speaking to the Korea Herald.
“He must find a new team if he wants to remain in the national team.”
Park has never been prolific at club level, but his record for his country is rather more respectable with 23 goals in 61 games.