Ospina: Arsenal won’t stop me from leaving

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David Ospina has confirmed that he’ll leave Arsenal this season if a suitable offer comes his way.

The Colombian international has informed the club of his intention to find regular football elsewhere and been told by the board they won’t stand in his way. The likes of Fenerbahce and Besiktas have been regularly linked.

The 28-year-old has made 49 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Nice in 2014. He briefly became first choice keeper when he usurped Wojciech Szczesny in the aftermath of ‘Cheekybiftergate‘ but has played second fiddle to Petr Cech in the last two seasons.

“I told my club that I want to go to a team where I’ll play regularly,” Ospina told Turkish publication Fanatik [translation by Sport Witness].

“They know my intention. If the right offer comes, then I’ll happily come to Turkey.

“My agent is taking care of transfer business. In fact, I’m happy at Arsenal but I have to play regularly. I told them exactly that.

“Arsenal’s board told me they will not be making things difficult for me if the right offer comes in. Let’s see what the future brings.”

Ospina’s departure would open the door to a return for Szczesny who this week reaffirmed his desire to return to London even though he’s made a huge impression during consecutive loan spells with AS Roma.

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