You would be excused for forgetting that David Ospina was still an Arsenal player.
The Colombian goalkeeper was sent out on loan to Napoli last summer as Bernd Leno was signed from Bayer Leverkusen, and although Ospina started off well for the Italian side, it quickly became apparent that the Serie A runners-up won’t be signing the Arsenal keeper any time soon.
With a clause in his loan agreement to make the deal permanent after playing 25 league games, Ospina, of course, only started 24 times for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, meaning a move to Italy is unlikely for the Colombian number one, and with an impending return to Arsenal this summer, the club needs to ensure the 30-year-old keeper is sold this transfer window.
Although Petr Cech is retiring, many Arsenal fans would like to see Ospina head for the exit door this summer.
The Colombian is an odd position where he is too good to sit on the bench yet not at that level of quality where he should be starting for the club, and as the keeper signed for the Gunners on the cheap in 2014, making a profit on him could be an easy move in this transfer window.
Ospina has been a good servant for Arsenal over the past few years, and at this stage of his career, it would be wise for the Colombian to move away from north London in search of first-team football, something he is not guaranteed to get next season.
Arsenal fans, would you have Ospina as backup to Leno next season? Let us know!
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