Wenger predicts Asian impact

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Arsenal new boy Ju Young Park's ability to play right across the forward line was a key factor in Arsene Wenger's decision to bring him to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The frugal Frenchman made an uncharacteristic splash in the transfer market prior to the close of the window, completing no less that five deadline day signings - including the former Monaco, and current South Korean striker, whose versatility could prove the most valuable of all the acquisitions season.

"Park is good in every area," Wenger told "He is good in the air, good technically, he is mobile and that's why he is an adaptable striker who can play up front behind the striker.

"That's why we went for him. What I like with him is that he is very mobile and that's the basis of our game."

Another Asian looking to make an impact in the Gunners' first-team this year is Japanese youth international Ryo Miyaichi, who Wenger has also tipped for a bright future in north London.


The 18-year-old winger is yet to feature for Arsenal's senior side, but having completed a successful loan spell at Feyenoord last season, Ryo was granted a work permit in August, and is now poised to feature as he is eased into the first-team fold.

"We have to give him time and not put too much pressure on him but he is a fantastic player," continued Wenger. "He has pace, attitude, efficiency in what he is doing and complete commitment.


"A year ago, Ryo came here for a trial and we decided to sign him. We want to do things properly with him and not to rush him too much."

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