Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has leapt to the defence of striker Park Chu-Young, by saying that he isn't concerned by the South Korean's slow start to life in England.
Wenger signed the 26-year-old from French club AS Monaco towards the end of the summer transfer window, with the striker only appearing once this season.
However the Arsenal boss has likened Park's slow start to that of Gunners' legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires, who took time to adjust to the Premier League.
Speaking on the Arsenal Player, Wenger said that the £5 million signing would eventually come good.
"Some players like Pires and Henry took four, five, six months and they became exceptional players. Park arrived two months ago so that's normal.
"Some people judged our players very quickly in a negative way and slowly they changed their mind through their performances. I prefer it that way round than the other.
"Some players make you jump off your seat in the early stages and then disappoint you after. These players will win over all the sceptical people and Park is one of them."
Despite his lack of action for the Arsenal first team, Park has been in prolific form at international level, scoring seven times in four appearances for South Korea this season.
Wenger continued that it is Park's intelligence which has impressed him most. "I have been impressed by his intelligence and his attitude. He is well-appreciated and rated by his team-mates and by the staff as well - we think he is a quality player.
"What you need when you want to be successful at a club is three strikers, three central strikers. We have them and we are very happy with that."