Another Arsenal Star Tipped To Leave In January

After Arsene Wenger confirmed the possibility of Mathieu Debuchy leaving the club in January, reports have emerged claiming that another Arsenal star is also likely to leave. According to the Express, David Ospina is frustrated with his lack of game-time and is considering a move away from the club in the New Year, with the Arsenal boss also willing to let him go.

The Colombian international, who has not featured for the Gunners since a disastrous performance against Olympiakos in the Champions League, is understood to be very unsettled at the Emirates and a move appears likely, with Greek side Besiktas and several French sides interested in signing the keeper from Arsenal.

While the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer has contributed significantly to his isolation on the bench, Ospina hasn’t done himself any favours either with two horrendous performances in the Champions League. Looking at his body language on the bench in recent matches, it is easy to see the player is disillusioned with life at the Emirates. But should Arsenal let him go?

With Wojciech Szczesny out on loan at AS Roma, Arsenal only have 21-year-old Matt Macey in addition to Ospina as backup for Cech. So in my opinion, we should keep the Colombian at any cost. Besides, Ospina still has a big reputation in France as a result of his six-year spell with Nice and his place in the national team is in no jeopardy either, so he’s probably not going to force a move in January.

Personally, I would keep hold of Ospina till the end of the season and then let him go, so that we can bring back Szczesny from Roma to provide competition to Cech. With a potential title challenge on the cards, Arsene Wenger simply cannot take risks with his squad depth, especially between the posts!


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  1. Arsenal got Debuchy to replace Sagna. He started his Arsenal career pretty well until injuries struck Him. Bellerin came in and has been consistent….Maybe Debuchy was unhappy but i feel his mind has left the club seeing his performance this season…He came to Arsenal for champs league football but in all honesty, things can just turn around in life…

    If He leaves, i wish him all the best. I wont forget his performance against Mancity at the Emirates (2:2). We were winning until he had an injury. He was a beast in that game…..

  2. You don’t just let player go when he want even if he’s part of your plan, just because he’s second choice and rightfully so. There’s only XI positions on the pitch. Until in the as you mentioned.

  3. if this rumour is true (which i’m certain it never is) please get AUBAMEYANG…..before kLopp makes a move…….. The Boy’s got it in him!

    1. And wenger love that price tag £42.5, may they did it intentionally so that wenger cannot let go, OZIL remember??

  4. i’ve been thinking!…….how the hell does he score 24goals in 23matches and teams would love to pass on him?…..not concentrating on his goal tally only, but he’s a lethal forward and can play on the wings too

    We are in a better position(Top of the League, inform and financially strong) this season to capture this young gabonese……. If he’s available (which money and negotiations could make happen) ……then GET HIM!

  5. Debuchy and Ospina should stay until the end of the season so that they can get their EPL winners medal

  6. Last season according to the stats Ospina was the best keeper in the PL by far, for every two goals he conceded the likes of Hart, De Gea and Courtois let in three. All his other stats, like clean sheets were better as well. His performances for Colombia against world class strikers like Messi, Aguero etc has been awesome.

    This article talke about horrendous performances in the champions league, my recollection is of horrendous team performances in these matches. Cech’s first performance against west ham was horrendous, I recall he was at fault for both goals.

    I highly rate Cech but also highly rate Ospina and think he is our most underrated player. I feel sorry for Ospina, he took his chance last season and was awesome, check out the stats on Squawka for every 90 minutes played in PL. I aLso watched the world cup game, columbia against argentina, Ospina was awesome.

    Ospina is far too good to sit on the bench, i expect him to leave in the Summer. I just hope that we do not come up against him in the Champions league, he will have a point to prove and we will have real problems trying to get the ball past him.

    1. Well spotted, perhaps its an ownership thing like, Russian side Chelsea or Abu Dhabi side Manchester City.

  7. ISCO in talks over Man City Move….I would like him to replace Carzola in the future!!!!Can we grab Aubamayeng anyway??I would be more satisfied…

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