Arsenal fans didn’t really give David Ospina a proper chance at The Emirates. The Colombian number one has racked up 91 caps for his country, yet at Arsenal he never got a chance as number one and now, according to various outlets including football.london he looks set to leave permanently for Napoli in a deal worth around £3 million.
Napoli are keen to turn Arsenal's David Ospina's loan deal into a permanent one, whether or not the stopper reaches the 30-game clause or not, according to the goalkeper's father. [Various] pic.twitter.com/lsolzjPJsR
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) November 19, 2018
Arsenal fans are currently loving life at the moment with Bernd Leno as their number one man between the sticks. The German shot-stopper signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and whilst he had to wait a few weeks to get an opportunity at The Emirates when Petr Cech was sidelined with injury Leno took his chance and he’s yet to look back since being afforded that chance.
Unai Emery seems to be content with having Cech and Leno fighting it out for the number one shirt at the club, leaving little opportunity for Ospina at the club. The Colombian was shipped out on-loan to Napoli in the Serie A and so far he’s impressed for his new club, showing exactly what Arsenal are missing as he’s shone both domestically and in the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti.
You can read The Gunners’ thoughts on Ospina here:
They can have him. Don't really need him
— Kweku A. (@Sportslover102) November 19, 2018
Great feet in the ball and handling but I think we need to sell and use money elsewhere . We have got the defence and wingers to sort out
— MxTe (@CHILDOMAX) November 19, 2018
He is playing CL football
— Diogène Ntirandekura (@DiogeneNti) November 19, 2018
i think arsenal should let ospina go to be fair…he clearly is not our first or the second choice am happy he can be a first choice somewhere else!
— amina tari (@aminatari1) November 19, 2018
— Mika (@07Mickael) 19 November 2018
Forgot all about him
— Chris Pieri (@ChrisPieri4) 19 November 2018
Okay, bye ospi
— Ricardo Gomes and 208 others (@Ric_Ardo2001) 19 November 2018
The Gunners aren’t going to stand in Ospina’s way of a permanent move and will just wish that he’d shown more promise in the Premier League.
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