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Ospina linked with a move to Nantes 0

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer, with a move to Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce originally mooted. However, the Colombian shot-stopper could return to the French Ligue 1, with The Sun claiming that Nantes are keen on his signature.

Ospina has grown frustrated with a lack of playing time in the Premier League since his 2014-move from OGC Nice, making just six top-flight appearances in the last two seasons. He featured more heavily upon his initial arrival but was made into a second-choice when Petr Cech was signed from Chelsea.

Ospina clean sheet as Colombia finish third in Copa America 0

Posted on June 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina kept a clean sheet for Colombia as the South American outfit won 1-0 against USA in their Copa America Centenario third fourth place playoff clash at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday morning.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine tournament from a personal point, pulling off a number of outstanding saves to help his side to three clean sheets in the Copa America. Colombia conceded just three goals with Ospina the sticks, and he’s certainly put himself in the shop window if he’s considering his future with Arsenal.

Besiktas renewing their interest in David Ospina 0

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, but may be put off by his apparent lofty asking price. The Gunners signed the Colombian shot-stopper for £3M from OGC Nice in 2014, but he’s struggled to hold down a starting place despite satisfactory performances for the Londoners.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman recently spoke out on the rumours and admitted there has been interest from their end. However, he also revealed Besiktas were being price out of a move for Ospina, saying: “I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper. (But) Arsenal want a lot for him so we may have to look for alternatives.”

10/3 for Alexis Sanchez to score and Chile to win Thursday’s Copa America semi-final clash 0

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez should line up for Chile in their Copa America Centenario semi-final clash with Colombia at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday morning, and will be hoping to lead the defending champions to the final against Argentina. It could well be a repeat of the 2015 final, which saw Chile beat the Sky Blues on penalties, but the favourites still have a job to do against Colombia this week.

Should David Ospina be allowed to leave Arsenal in pursuit of regular game time? 0

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has been earning the plaudits for Colombia during this summer’s Copa America Centenario, making the “save of the tournament” in a 2-1 victory over Paraguay, and could receive offers from a number of sides after the tournament if game time continues to allude him at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite doing little wrong in his brief period as the club’s #1 following his 2014-move from OGC Nice, but has made a total of 22 Premier League appearances in his two seasons for Arsenal. Former Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech was signed in the summer of 2015 to become the club’s first-choice between the sticks, and it may see Ospina finally concede defeat in his quest to be a mainstay for the Gunners.

Besiktas renew interest in Arsenal goalkeeper 0

Posted on June 03, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Following their failed January bid to land Arsenal shot stopper David Ospina, Turkey giants Besiktas are ready to return for the Colombian international.

The 27-year-old was linked with a move away from the Emirates during the winter transfer window, but seeing that Wojciech Szczesny left Arsenal for a loan deal with AS Roma, Gunners were not too keen on losing the valuable squad member which would have left Petr Cech with Matt Macey as his only replacement.

Arsenal to sell David Ospina to fund a move for Chelsea’s Petr Cech 0

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal are looking to sell Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, just a year after signing from OGC Nice. His potential sale comes with a view to fund a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer, with the want-away shot-stopper keen to continue residing in London.

Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce are close to sealing a £3.9M move to sign the South American, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to let him go to bring in the Blues veteran. Signed from French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice after impressing 2014 World Cup, David Ospina’s stay in England looks to be over to accommodate for the new arrival.

Gunners linked with £60million-rated Porto duo 0

Posted on November 18, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Porto duo Juan Fernando Quintero and Jackson Martinez, who have a reported combine value of £60million. The Gunners are now being linked with a summer move for the duo.


The pair were linked with moves to the Emirates in the summer, but nothing materialised, despite rumours that Quintero was even on his way to London to discuss personal terms with the Gunners. The pair have also been linked with moves to the likes of Roma in Martinez’s case and Juventus in Quintero’s.


AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao could join Arsenal on loan 0

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to various sources, AS Monaco and Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has told Arsenal he would be willing to join them on a loan deal, if Real Madrid don’t look to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.

With Real winger Angel Di Maria having been sold to Manchester United for £60M, the La Liga side have the funds to procure Falcao’s signature, but it’s unknown if they will make a bid.

The 28-year-old is said to be up for loan this season, but the Ligue One side reportedly want £20M to cover wages and bonuses. With Arsenal having lost striker Olivier Giroud with what appears to be a suspected broken ankle, the Londoners are looking at stellar attacking replacements.

Has Arsene Wenger impressed in the transfer market this summer? 0

Posted on July 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal wrapping up three important deals with more than a month to go of the summer transfer window, has manager Arsene Wenger impressed with his movements in the market?

After the departure of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, the Gunners recently signed former Nice goalkeeper David Ospina to provide competition for current first-choice Wojciech Szczesny, after the Colombian greatly impressed in this summer’s World Cup. For £3.2M, Arsenal could hardly have brought in any better shot-stopper whose wages won’t break the bank.

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