The arrival of Bernd Leno at Arsenal last week meant it was inevitable that one of either Petr Cech or David Ospina would have to go to free up a place in the squad for the German, and it appears that it is the Colombian who will be on the move when he returns from the World Cup.
Ospina has never been happy with being second-choice behind Cech and the fact that Fenerbahce’s president is in London talking to Arsenal is very significant, as he has been linked with a move to Turkey for many years. Even last summer Ospina made it clear that he wanted to leave. 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.’
Wenger though refused him permission to leave and he was forced to stay and be our Cup Keeper, but with Le Prof now out of the way and Leno arrived, it looks like Ospina is going to get his wish at last.
I didn’t think that Cech would be leaving as his family have been happily settled in London for the last 14 years and his children are only 9 and 10 years old. But the question is; Will Cech be allowed to play his last season as our first-choice while Leno settles in?