By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has never been concerned about Ju Young Park's adaptation to English football - because even the best players need time to settle.
The South Korea captain started his second game for Arsenal on Tuesday night and registered his first goal with a flourish, converting Andrey Arshavin's pass to secure a 2-1 Carling Cup win over Bolton.
Park has not featured as much as some of Wenger's summer signings thus far but his new manager has complete faith in him.
"Park arrived on August 31 and now we are at the end of October - that's two months," Wenger told Arsenal Player.
"Thierry Henry started to play in November and arrived earlier, so it takes some time to settle. Park is a quality player, we see that in training, and he is a very intelligent player. That can come out in the game. Overall I believe you will see more and more of Park.
"He personally needed that goal of course but I believe when new players arrive at a club you need that to convince people you deserve to be where you are.
"Many people think that unless you are coming with a massive transfer fee [you cannot succeed easily]. If he had come with a big transfer fee everybody would have been full of what he achieved. He is showing that he is at the level to play for Arsenal Football Club and certainly the goal will help him to gain confidence."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source