David Ospina demands summer move away from Arsenal

Arsenal’s David Ospina has told the club that he wants to leave, and the board have told him he can go.

The Colombian shot-stopper has found himself playing as Petr Cech’s back-up over the past two seasons, and is fed up at his lack of action.

Ospina has featured in only six Premier League matches in the past two years, but did get the nod to feature in 11 Champions League games, but that is far from enough to keep the 28 year-old happy.

This sort of exclusion could also put his international place in limbo, and with the World Cup coming up at the end of next season, he will be keen to keep himself well in his manager’s thoughts.

Ospina has now told Arsenal that he wants to leave this summer, and is willing to go to Turkey where he has been linked in order to obtain his wishes.

David said; ‘I told my club that I want to go to a team where I’ll play regularly. They know my intention.

‘If the right offer comes, then I’ll happily come to Turkey. My agent is taking care of transfer business. In fact, I’m happy at Arsenal but I have to play regularly.

‘I told them exactly that. Arsenal’s board told me they will not be making things difficult for me if the right offer comes in. Let’s see what the future brings.’

Ospina appears more than likely to leave the club, which won’t pose a problem to our squad, with Wojciech Szczesny returning from his loan with Roma this summer, as well as having Emiliano Martinez already with our side, who has impressed in the absences of our main two goalkeepers.

There is talk of a possible move to sign a new number one this summer with Petr Cech having been questioned this term, but I don’t believe Petr will lose his place, although I would like Jordan Pickford to come and challenge him for a starting spot.

Did Ospina deserve more playing time this year? Surely he will have better options in Europe willing to guarantee him regular action?

Pat J

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  1. I like Ospina and it is unfortunate for him that we have one of the best keepers in the world. I wish him all the best in his career.

  2. “Arsenal’s board told”

    Let us hope that the BOARD show ambition when the transfer window opens and we strengthen the squad with the right players…

    Wenger likes Lacazette. So do a lot of Arsenal supporters. Let us hope the board get the business done.

    1. Yeah, but theoretically we have very capable forwards already … but Wenger, through his stubbornness and bloody mindedness, has left him on the bench all season, even though he scored a hat trick on one of his rare appearances.

      1. We lefty him on bench all season, and have a golden boot chaser, and the guy on bench is on a great minutes to goals ratio.

  3. Why cant we rotate our goalies juz like our players?

    This way we can ensure Ospina has more playing time

  4. It’s totally understandable that Ospina wants to leave for regular game-time. Especially with the emergence of Martinez, and Szczesny due to come back. I hope he gets some first-team action with a good team, and wish him the best of luck.

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