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Goodbye, Ospina 0

Posted on July 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

A string of incomings and outgoings are going to be taking place over the course of the next few weeks, as fans prepare to get used to an Arsenal Football Club that is probably going to look very different to the one they remember. There’s no guarantee of that, of course, but one way or another there are going to be changes within the ranks at the Emirates – some good, and some bad.

“We would like to thank David for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future,” said Arsenal in a statement.

Ospina close to permanent Napoli switch 0

Posted on June 07, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

David Ospina is close to leaving Arsenal and joining Napoli on a permanent basis, according to Football.London.

The Colombian spent the 2018/19 season with the Serie A side on loan, making a total of 24 appearances in all competitions; cleverly crafted by Napoli as 25 games would have made the permanent switch for a sum of £4 million mandatory. It was a deliberately devised plan which, Napoli hope, will enable them to sign the goalkeeper now for £3 million.

Arsenal v Napoli Europa League Preview 0

Posted on April 10, 2019 by David Nugent

On Thursday night, Arsenal host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Arsenal head into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League. The defeat ended a three-game winning run for the Gunners in all competitions, with all three victories coming at the Emirates Stadium.

A return to the home soil on Thursday will be a welcome one for Gunners, who have a strong home record of late. Unai Emery’s team has won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions, including their last seven matches at the Emirates.

Update on David Ospina 0

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Harry Kettle

According to a report from The Mirror, David Ospina is recovering well after collapsing in a recent game for Napoli. The goalkeeper is currently on loan at Napoli from Arsenal, and in the aforementioned game, he collapsed around half an hour after a clash with Ignacio Pussetto of Udinese. It seemed like he had recovered from the issue, but of course, collapsing to the ground says otherwise.

David Ospina leaving Arsenal the right move for everybody 0

Posted on August 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Friday saw the Italian transfer window shut and saw Arsenal players leave for Serie A clubs. Joel Campbell joined Frosinone, youngster Stephy Mavididi signed for Juventus and backup goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli on loan.

Out of the trio, only Ospina has featured in the Gunners first-team in recent seasons. A move was almost inevitable for the Colombian number one after falling down the goalkeeping pecking order at Arsenal due to the arrival of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Cech and Leno first choice goalkeepers

As soon as the Gunners signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, it looked obvious that the north London club were overstocked in the goalkeeping department.

Deadline day exits more likely than signings 0

Posted on August 09, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that it is far more likely that there will exits from Arsenal rather than signings on transfer deadline day of the 2018 summer window. There has been talk of the Gunners signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, mainly on a loan deal. However, it seems that the deal is unlikely to happen, with just a few hours left until the deadline of 5 PM.

Players who could leave

Arsenal has plenty of players who are considered surplus to requirements. Spanish striker Lucas Perez has signed for West Ham for a fee of around £5million. The 29-year-old struggled for first-team football since his 2016 arrival from Deportivo La Coruna.

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign another goalkeeper 0

Posted on July 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Spanish sports publication Marca, Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Switzerland international goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.

Too many goalkeepers

The Swiss star’s arrival would make the goalkeeping situation in north London very interesting. The Gunners already had two international goalkeepers at the club in Petr Cech and David Ospina before the summer arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

If the Gunners did manage to sign Sommer, Ospina and Cech would both leave the club in the summer. One of the pair is already set to leave the club, with the other staying and likely being number two to new arrival Leno.

Arsenal duo face uncertain futures 0

Posted on July 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal duo David Ospina and Danny Welbeck face uncertain futures at the north London club. The pair has yet to return from World Cup duty after representing Colombia and England respectively in Russia.

The pair have never convinced at Arsenal

Neither of the pair has ever convinced that they can retain their starting roles in the Gunners team. David Ospina was Petr Cech’s backup last season and was only really thrown in when the former Chelsea ‘keepers form suffered a wobble.

Ospina goes down fighting 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Last night England won a World Cup penalty shootout, which is a sentence that we weren’t sure we were ever going to be able to say. They overcame the odds against a Colombia side who had all the momentum in the world after their last-minute equaliser, with the Three Lions being able to edge their way into the quarter-finals of the tournament in Russia. There, they’ll meet fellow European side Sweden for a place in the semi-finals, but we aren’t here to talk about that.

Arsenal fail to beat ten-man Atletico 0

Posted on April 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal could only muster a 1-1 draw against ten-man Atletico Madrid at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League semi-final first leg, despite playing against ten men for over 80 minutes.

The Gunners had the first chance of the game on six minutes, as Alexandre Lacazette volleyed just wide of goal after good work from Danny Welbeck. Lacazette saw a header palmed away by Jan Oblak soon afterwards.

On ten minutes, Atletico were reduced to ten minutes as full-back Sime Vrsaljko received a second booking for a late challenge on Lacazette. Four minutes later Diego Simeone was sent to the stands after protesting one of the official’s decisions.

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