Lee - Park needs to play
Lee Chung-yong believes Arsenal forward Park Chu-young needs to be playing regularly if he is to realise his potential.
By Edwin Chong
Last Updated: 26/09/11 3:33pm
Lee Chung-yong believes Arsenal forward Park Chu-young needs to be playing regularly if he is to realise his potential in the Premier League.
Lee, who missed Bolton's trip to Arsenal on Saturday due to a broken leg, is well aware of the difficulties adapting to England's top flight.
In August 2009, the 23 year-old joined the Trotters and quickly became a permanent fixture in Bolton's starting side.
This enabled him to settle quickly and impressive performances during the latter half of his debut campaign helped him to win the club's Player of the Year award.
Park, who made his Arsenal debut in the Carling Cup against Shrewsbury last week, is prepared to bide his time at Emirates Stadium but Lee thinks manager Arsene Wenger will have a better player on his hands if his compatriot is playing.
"It was hard at first to play in the Premier League but I was lucky to play every single match and that helped me adapt and get used to my new team-mates," Lee said on the Bolton News.
"Chu-Young will need to do the same if he is to settle quickly."