Arsene Wenger has said Park Chu-Young is ready to make his Premier League debut after the striker scored Arsenal's winner in their Carling Cup victory over Bolton.
The South Korea captain, signed from Monaco in the summer for a reported £3m, netted his first goal for his new club with a stunning curling effort on Tuesday night.
And Wenger, who lept to the defence of the striker prior to his star performance on Tuesday, feels Park is adjusting well to English football and is ready for his first league start.
"He had a very, very good game. His movement was exceptional and his finishing is absolutely fantastic," said Wenger.
"He is ready to play in league games.
"Compared to the player who played in the first match [against Shrewsbury] where he was a bit inhibited, tonight I felt he played with freedom and has showed what a good player he is."
Although, whether Park will make his league debut on Saturday's crucial clash with rivals Chelsea is unclear.