The Italian Job For Two Players
Thomas Vermaelen became captain within his 4 year spell
Fans have been left shocked at the sale of club captain Thomas Vermaelen
. First team regulars Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bacary Sagna have already left to pursue their careers, but the sale of their club captain is sure to cause concern for Arsenal fans.
Off to Juventus
, Vermaelen is expected to become a regular, where we wouldn't fit in with Arsenal despite taking the captaincy. At the cost of £12.5 million, Juventus fans feel they have found a great deal in the Belgain.
Nevertheless, a replacement will be needed now, and questions are being raised, with Samuel Umtiti
, Kurt Zouma
and Raphael Varane
all named as possible replacements.
Park Chu-Young only played once for Arsenal before heading to Spain on loan.
Park Chu-Young is the next player to leave the Emirates Stadium, joining Juve's rivals AC Milan
. It is likely Chu-Young and Vermaelen will need to battle it out in the league, despite Park costing a slightly smaller fee of £4 million
After lengthy spells at Seoul and AS Monaco, the South Korean signed for Arsenal at the start of the 2011/12 season at a cost of £3 million. In his first season, the 28-year-old was only able to feature once, in a small cup competition.
However, he then had a more successful loan the following season, featuring 22 times in the Liga BBVA for Celta. Following this, it has become clear that Chu-Young definitely has the talent, and just needs to find the right club to use it, with options limited for the striker at Arsenal.
Park Chu-Young became a fan favourite for comical reasons, who have shown sadness at the departure, but know it was the right move for him and are glad about the slight profit made.