Wigan line up Arsenal striker for emergency loan

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Arsenal are ready to let out-of-favour striker Park Chu-Young join Wigan Athletic on an emergency loan, reports the Daily Mirror.

Latics boss Owen Coyle is eager to strengthen his forward line, following recent injuries to Marc Antoine Fortune and Grant Holt.

With the Championship outfit struggling to juggle both their domestic and European commitments, Park will provide another much-needed option in attack, though he won't be eligible to play in the Europa League.

The 28-year-old has endured a frustrating spell in north London, since moving to Arsenal from AS Monaco in August 2011.

He's made only a handful of first-team appearances over the past two years, and scored just once in a League Cup clash against Coyle's former club, Bolton Wanderers, at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger sent Park on loan to Celta Vigo in Spain in 2012/13, and with the South Korea international still not featuring in his senior plans this term, will be allowed to make the temporary move away until the New Year.

Park will hope that the opportunity to play regular football will help him regain his place in the national team, with one eye on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer.

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