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Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina ‘very close’ to Arsenal move


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina is ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal, according to reports in South America.

The 25-year-old was one of Colombia’s star players during their run to the World Cup quarter-final and has been identified as a suitable replacement for Lukasz Fabianski whose contract expired last month.

Signing back-up for current No.1 Wojciech Szczesny is a top priority for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger after the departure of Fabianski while and Emiliano Viviano’s loan spell with the club also finished in May.

Argentine news outlet Varsky Sports tweeted earlier this evening that Ospina is ‘very close’ to Arsenal, which backs up previous reports from British-based journalists who said he was the main goalkeeper target for the north Londoners.

Ospina, who speaks fluent French, is available for around £3m as his contract with French side Nice expires next season is boss Wenger’s preferred target for the role after impressing during the World Cup.

Former Atlético Nacional shot stopper Ospina is renowned for his phenomenal reflexes and athleticism, and would seem a logical addition, considering the current goalkeeping situation at Arsenal.

He made 29 league appearances last season and his efforts helped Nice avoid relegation on the final day of last season.


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The gunner's
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The gunner's
2 years 2 months ago

I think he is more than capable of being number 1 at Arsenal,
So, I hope we do sign him.

COGunner
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COGunner
2 years 2 months ago

I don’t think he would come to Arsenal to be backup for SZC. If he comes, it is because Wenger pushes him into competing for #1.

Too much quality to be sitting on the bench.

Diego
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Diego
2 years 2 months ago

@COGunner: At least have better ball security than szczesny

Matt
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Matt
2 years 2 months ago

Simply not good enough for the EPL

Stanley
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Stanley
2 years 2 months ago

i am afraid that his skill is generated because of the hype of world cup and it is end when world cup end
as a gooner, i wish arsenal have a back up plan for that, cause you know sh*t happens, right..?

Erick
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Erick
2 years 2 months ago

Should go for Ochoa

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stanley
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stanley
2 years 2 months ago

Gonna be a good signing. He will compete with Szczesny. Looks like Arsenal gonna win the champions League and Premier League this season. This are Wenger’s dream.

timothy
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timothy
2 years 2 months ago

a very good keeper…. saw the saves he made at the WORLD CUP…. in my opinion a brilliant addition to the squad

Tunde Jokosenumi
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Tunde Jokosenumi
2 years 2 months ago

I think he’s capable of competing with arsenal no1 jersey.

Goonerboy
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Goonerboy
2 years 2 months ago

Like all foreign keepers would have to adapt to English football-but when he has he would be excellent. Look at the shots he saved in the WC. He won’t be back-up for long- excellent mentality.

Ridiculous to write him off before he’s even played in the EPL.

Matt
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Matt
2 years 2 months ago

Stuart Taylor, Manuel Almunia, Lucasz Fabianski and Vito Manone were all good shot stoppers, but not great goalkeepers, fact!

precious emeka
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precious emeka
2 years 2 months ago

Ochoa or Cech are available top class goalkeepers. They can help us challenge for the epl tittle. Imagin LFC last season with mignolet they came very close last season. AW pls Bring in may be Bergovic and see arsenal win the epl and champions league. Gunner 4 life

Felipe cuartas
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Felipe cuartas
2 years 2 months ago

Arsenal needs some keeper like Opsine, I know him so much and he is much better than fabianski almunia and szczesny together

david1time
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david1time
2 years 2 months ago

Arsenal have made a very wise choice to bid David Ospina as he was entirely brilliant in the world cup for this will serve as a very big challenge for the polish GK Wojiech Szczesny.

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