Despite much speculation about his future at the club, David Ospina is set to stay at Arsenal for the season ahead.
The Colombian international has been linked with moves away almost every summer since he joined the club, and during this off-season was heavily tipped to make a move to Fenerbahce, while a return to Ligue 1 with Nantes was mooted.
However, the reluctance of the Turkish side to bid anything close to what he’s worth saw Arsenal pull the plug on any potential transfer, and since then the 28 year old has been on tour with the club in Australia and China, and he played in yesterday’s 5-2 win over Benfica in the Emirates Cup.
While other players like Carl Jenkinson, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs and Lucas Perez have been omitted completely, Ospina has been very much a part of the preparations for the upcoming campaign, and Arseblog News understands that he’s happy to stay in North London.
It’s likely that he will remain the cup keeper, playing in the Europa League and FA Cup, while Petr Cech will be first choice for the Premier League.
So, unless another opportunity presents itself – along with a substantial bid – the former Nice man will be an Arsenal player next season.
It might also mean that third choice Emi Martinez could depart on loan, as he really needs to play at this point of his career.