UK time is: 06:57:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Park Has Military Service Delayed

In news that will no doubt have Gooners weeping with relief, South Korean superstar striker Ju Young Park has had his military service delayed until 2022 by the South Korean government. It was anticipated that Park would need to take respite from conquering the Premier League in 2013 in order to undertake a two year military service, which is compulsory for all South Korean men. As I understand it, Park signed a four year deal with the club covering themselves in case he was given a stay of leave.

South Korea's Military Manpower Administration said on Friday that Park's 10-year residency visa from Monaco means he can put off his service until 2022, meaning Park can continue to woo and delight Gunners fans. In seriousness, I can`t see that this has a huge effect because I would be incredibly surprised if he was still at the club next season in any case. The fact that we can now sell him on as a longer term option for a buying club might mean we get a few more pennies for him when he is inevitably sold this summer. LD.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 16 2012

Time: 11:55AM

Your Comments

Who wants to go out on a massive bender to celebrate this news? Gonna donate half a liver toasting this one.
Little Dutch
Seems the military have as much use for Park as we do. Cheers!
Wyn Mills
Ha..... I mean of course Phew.
nikolaijns
Oh no... I was hoping we had seen the end of him..
Sajit
Strange story coming from Park's camp, that this was granted the day before he signed for Arsenal, and now the club will have to pay extra transfer fee to Monaco. Very strange. I wonder who was in charge of this transfer, from Arsenal's side.
prits
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Aston Villa v Arsenal Match Preview (Friday September 19 2014)

Chamberlain Ready To Work Like An Ox (Thursday September 18 2014)

Scout Report: Aston Villa (Thursday September 18 2014)

Arsenal Blitzed! (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Stats: Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Wenger Urges Cool Heads on Ozil Opinions (Monday September 15 2014)

Arsenal Almost But Not Quite There Yet (Saturday September 13 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 71
2. Naijagunner 55
3. damiano_tommassi 28
4. Wyn Mills 27
5. nikolaijns 21
6. shewore 19
7. FunGunner 18
8. paul_ownz 18
9. Galway Gooner 18
10. Guyfox 17

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal
Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 1 6
8. Liverpool 4 2 0 2 1 6
9. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
10. Hull City 4 1 2 1 0 5

Breaking League News

We Need To Manage Games Better
Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00
El Cashico - Manchester City vs Chelsea
Chelsea : 19/09/2014 18:23:00
One to Watch - Mame Biram Diouf
Q.P.R. : 19/09/2014 18:09:00
Give Chelsea No Quarter
Man City : 19/09/2014 17:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 6%
Giroud 4%
Podolski 3%
Ramsey 6%
Sanchez 43%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 7%
Welbeck 29%