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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.

Fenerbahce in advanced talks with Ospina 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce are reportedly close to completing the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina this summer, but the two clubs are said to be arguing over making the deal a permanent or temporary transfer. According to ESPN, Ospina will move to Turkey for €3.5m on a four-year deal, but Fanatik suggests the deal is yet to be completed.

The Colombian international handed in a transfer request this summer, citing a lack of playing team as a reason for his decision. Ospina has made just 24 Premier League appearances since his 2014-move from OGC Nice, but he’s featured in the FA Cup and Champions League – notably playing in Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea.

Szczesny to discuss Arsenal future before Juventus move 0

Posted on June 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will hold discussions with the Gunners about whether he has a first team future. This comes after widespread reports that the former-Roma loanee is set to join Italian champions Juventus.

Talking about Szczesny’s future, his agent David Manasseh told Przeglad Sportowy: “There is still no agreement with Juventus,”

“Szczesny has yet to talk with Wenger, who has been confirmed as Arsenal coach for the next two years.”

Unlikely to be number one at Arsenal

Ospina could join Fenerbahce in the coming days 0

Posted on June 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is close to signing for Fenerbahce this summer and could make the switch to the Turkish Super Lig giants in a few more days. The Colombian shot-stopper has told the Gunners he wants to leave as a result of a lack of playing time and is set to leave the Emirates Stadium in pursuit of a starting spot at Fener.

Ospina to start over Cech in Saturday’s FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly dropped Petr Cech for Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and will name David Ospina in the starting lineup at Wembley, acacording to the Guardian. Cech is said to have picked up a knock in training but may still be fit enough to make the bench. He was believed to be in the running to start against his former club but will now be forced to watch his understudy at Wembley.

Ospina opens Fenerbahce talks 0

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal reserve goalkeeper David Ospina has officially entered talks with Turkish giants Fenerbahce over the summer move, according to reports to the Mirror.

The 28-year-old shot stopper has grown frustrated over the lack of playing time at Arsenal and is ready to quit Emirates in pursuit of regular minutes elsewhere.

The Colombian international has seen his role for the north London club severely limited and is aware things could even get worse if and when Wojciech Szczesny returns from his loan spell at Serie A giants AS Roma.

Granit Xhaka ruled out of Manchester United clash 0

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has provided important team news update while speaking at a press conference ahead of the Premier League highly-anticipated showdown with Manchester United.

Gunners boss confirmed that Swiss international midfield Granit Xhaka has been ruled out of the clash after failing to recover from an ankle blow received in the north London derby defeat last week.

Xhaka was forced off in the second half of the 2-0 defeat by Tottenham, but the 64 minutes he got to spend on the pitch against Spurs were widely disappointing. Arsenal midfielder was one of many players who played well below par in last Sunday’s matchup.

David Ospina nearing Fenerbahce move 0

Posted on April 05, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has once again emerged as a transfer target for Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce.

The Colombian international is contracted to Gunners until 2019, but is believed to be frustrated by lack of opportunities at the North London club. Ospina has been mostly used in cup matches this season, featuring in Arsenal’s every Champions league match.

David Ospina most recently managed to notch back-to-back Premier League appearances due to Petr Cech’s injury to his calf in the 3-1 defeat at West Brom, although he himself picked up a knock that is likely to keep him away from the West Ham clash tonight.

Arsenal and Manchester City finishes all-square 0

Posted on April 02, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the result not really helping the Gunners chances of Champions League qualification.

City had the first real attack of the game on three minutes. Fernandinho played Sterling in on goal, but Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was out quickly, only for the Colombian’s attempted clearance hit Raheem Sterling and went wide of goal.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck came close to opening the scoring soon afterwards, turning Nicolas Otamendi before firing into the side-netting.

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 01, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Arsenal face a crucial game in the race for the Champions League spots, as they host third-place Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners do not exactly head into this clash in great spirits, having suffered defeat in six of their last nine games in all competitions. Their poor run of form has seen them slip to sixth place in the English top-flight table.

The Gunners could even find themselves seventh by the time this game kicks off, as Everton would leapfrog the home side with a draw at arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime.



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