Arsenal are poised to sign South Korea captain Park Chu-Young from under the noses of Lille, it is understood.

Press Association Sport understands Monaco striker Park is set to undergo a medical in London in the next 24 hours with a view to completing a move that could be worth in the region of £10million.

French champions Lille were convinced they had all but wrapped up a deal for the 26-year-old before Gunners boss Arsene Wenger swooped.

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