Wenger: Why Ju Young Park will be a good player for Arsenal
Written by Jeffrey on November 5, 2011 4:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that last week’s against Chelsea showed two aspects of his team’s game.
Speaking to Arsenal Player ahead of this afternoon’s English Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion, the Frenchman declared that the Gunners are more than capable to score goals away from home adding that the players showed mental strength despite conceding late in the first half and conceding the equaliser in the second.
Asked about Ju Young Park’s performance, in mid-week, in the Champions League, the Arsenal boss admitted that the South Korean was disappointing against Marseille, most likely because he felt the pressure of such a big game.
Wenger, however, concluded by saying that the 26-year old will soon show that he is a good player as he is quick, intelligent, mobile and a good finisher, parts of his game that unfortunately he couldn’t show in against the French side.
On the striker, the manager said:
[The Chelsea game] showed two aspects of our game and of our team. First of all, that we can score goals away from home.
And that we have a fantastic mental strength because we were 2-1 down before half-time, they came back to 3-3 but we still managed to win the game.
There is something in the team that you feel is very interesting and very positive, that is of course the spirit in the side.
But as well the mental strength that the players have shown in that game is something that you can build on.
I think [Ju Young Park] played a little bit inhibited [on Tuesday], his real game was against Bolton and on the night against Marseille I felt that he was a bit fazed by the pressure.
You will see the real Park very quickly. We are [relying on him in January] but I have plenty of confidence in him. He will show how good a player he is.
He is quick, intelligent, mobile, a good finisher and many of these aspects didn’t come out on the night. He will be a good player for Arsenal.