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Arsenal deal too good to pass for Park Chu-young

The agent of South Korea captain Park Chu-young said the chance to join Arsenal was too good to pass up.

The 26-year old striker was set to depart French club Monaco for Lille but it seems as though he will soon sign for the Gunners with his representative, Maurizio Morana, saying it was far too good an opportunity.

"We could not imagine what happened. On Friday, Arsenal contacted Monaco to know if an agreement had been found with Lille about a transfer," Morana told France Football.

"As it was not the case, Arsenal started to negotiate, then asked to contact the player.

"Could you imagine how a player from Monaco could refuse such a club?

"As he should come back to his native Korea later in 2013 for military duties, this could be his last contract in Europe.

"When Arsene Wenger directly calls a player and asks him to join Arsenal, it is difficult to refuse."

He added: "We are sorry for the Lille officials who acted in a very professional way, but I can't agree when I hear Park has no sense of morals.

"There is no link with moral sense or honour, it is only football."

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