Colombia’s Ospina tipped for Gunners switch


Arsene Wenger wants Colombian international David Ospina to be the man who challenges Wojciech Szczesny for the number one slot, according to the Mirror, Telegraph and Daily Mail.

Ospina, 25, caught the eye as Colombia marched to the quarter-finals of the World Cup keeping two clean sheets in five games before their exit at the hands of hosts Brazil.

Plying his trade in France for Ligue 1 side Nice, for whom he signed in 2008 as a replacement for Hugo Lloris back, he’s under contract for one more year and thought to be available for as little as £3 million.

Arsenal have been linked with a host of keepers in recent weeks with Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas, Cardiff’s David Marshall and Nottingham Forest’s Karl Darlow just three of the proposed targets tipped to replace departed duo Lukasz Fabianski and Emiliano Viviano.

Arseblog News isn’t overly confident there’s anything concrete to the Ospina link. It looks as though the Metro may have picked up a spurious gossip-column piece from the continental press who in turn have quoted the Metro before the mainstream press have claimed it as there own.

It’s not beyond the realms of possibility, the chap is quite cheap and plays in France (usually music to Arsene’s ears), however, that’s not enough to stop it earning a 7 on the poo-ometer.


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