Park Joo-young’s Arsenal days… “I have no regrets because I did my best”

Park Joo-young (38, Ulsan Hyundai, photo right) revealed her life as a member of the prestigious Arsenal in England’s first division Premier League (EPL).

Park Joo-young appeared on the soccer YouTube channel ‘Shoot for Love’, which was released on the 5th, and received several questions from the host about his transfer to Arsenal.

Park Joo-young was at Arsenal from 2011 to 2014.

In the broadcast, Park Joo-young said that he received a direct call from Arsene Wenger (74, France) then manager during the Arsenal transfer process. He said, “’Are you Park? I hope you come (to Arsenal),” he said. “I thought it was a prank call. There was no word at all (that we would get a call from Wenger).”

Subsequently, he recalled that current Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (41, Spain) was running and said, “I didn’t think I would be coaching, but he had a calm personality.” 안전놀이터

Regarding training with Arsenal players, “It was very meaningful in terms of working with great players.

There was a lot to learn,” he said. “I saw a lot of things that I couldn’t learn in Korea. It was a good asset to experience what the coaches and coaches said, how the club was run, and the progress of player management and training.” Mesut Ozil (35, Germany) was also playing for Arsenal.Park Joo-young compared, “Ozil had better skills and offensive talent, and Arteta had a typical Spanish tendency (in passing and ball keeping).”

When asked, ‘Who was the best at Arsenal?’, Park Joo-young said, “Everything was good. Because there is no player who can’t do it,” he answered, and honestly admitted, “It felt like that” to the playful question, “Is your brother the worst?”

Regarding the fact that he could hardly secure playing time at Arsenal, he confessed, “I think (the manager) might have saved the atmosphere because there were already a lot of good players and they were doing well.”

Subsequently, Park Joo-young also recalled Thierry Henry (46, France), who was a world-class striker. “Henri seems to have liked Korea,” he said. He also ate Korean food very well, such as kimchi.”

The production team revealed that Wenger mentioned Park Joo-young in his autobiography and said, “I think Wenger said ‘I think I didn’t give him enough opportunity to show off his (Park Joo-young) ability’ and said he was sorry.” Introduced.

In response, Park Joo-young calmly replied, “I think I’ve seen it several times in the media,” and “When running a team, a good situation is to continue (without rotation), so I think it was an inevitable choice.”

Park Joo-young said, “Among the top players, there are actually a lot of players who couldn’t run more than me,” and said, “I think that situation always exists in every team.”

Finally, Park Joo-young said of his time at Arsenal, “I think I did a good job in training. I put in a lot of effort to make up for my shortcomings and did my best to maintain my performance,” he said, looking back, saying, “I know well how I was at Arsenal, so I have no regrets in that regard.”

Meanwhile, Park Joo-young is still continuing his professional activities despite being 38 years old, which is the twilight age for a soccer player this year. From the 2023 season, at the request of coach Hong Myung-bo (54), he will remain with his current team, Ulsan Hyundai, and work as a playing coach.

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