Three Arsenal players confirmed as moving to Serie A

So the big Arsenal clearout continues as the club has officially confirmed that three players have completed their moves to different Serie A clubs. Yesterday the The Napoli president Aurelio de De Laurentiis wasn’t so sure that they would sign David Ospina, but it has now been confirmed on the Arsenal website that a one-year loan deal had been finalised. They reported: Goalkeeper David Ospina has joined Serie A side Napoli on a season-long loan.

David joined us from Nice in 2014 after six seasons in Ligue 1, and has made 70 appearances.

He was our goalkeeper in the 2017 Emirates FA Cup final win over Chelsea. He has won two FA Cups and an FA Community Shield during his time with us.

It was also finally confirmed that the Costa Rican international Joel Campbell has joined the newly promoted minnows Frosinone Calcio, who are only having their second-ever season in the top flight after winning through via the play-offs.

The surprising third departure is the promising young striker Stephy Mavdidi who has been a prolific scorer in the Arsenal reserves but never quite made it to the Gunners first team squad due to Eddie Nketiah eclipsing him in impressing Wenger. The 20 year-old, who has represented England at every youth level, has now joined Juventus but will commence in their newly-formed “B” team who will play in Serie C.

Well good luck to them all. I doubt if we will see any more departures now as Carl Jenkinson is out injured and we are unlikely to find a buyer that will pay his wages. His career seems to have fizzled out completely after being left on the bench at Birmingham for most of last season…



  1. Adena Olatunji says:

    Weibek to follow

  2. gotanidea says:

    I hope Arsenal get good amount of money from these transfers

    Ramsey’s and Welbeck’s contracts are expiring, so if there are clubs willing to purchase them, Arsenal would have additional transfer funds in January

    Should have traded Koulibaly with Ospina and some money. For Juventus, should have traded Mavididi with Douglas Costa

    1. kev says:

      Ospina to Napoli was never really on the cards if not for his failed move to Besiktas.Doubt they would’ve taken him plus cash.We might as well have gone full cash because Ospina value is low.
      Mavididi is going to Juve B so unlikely that player plus cash deal wouldve been successful.

    2. stubill says:

      And where would the £100+ million have come from to do those two trades?

  3. kev says:

    Mavididi is possibly being bought by Juve to replace Moise Keane who might have been promoted to the first team or is going on loan.
    There’s a former Arsenal youngster called Ismael Bennacer who we could’ve really done with at CM.That kid will be a star.Hes been so impressive ever since he left.Remember the name.

  4. Innit says:

    Good luck to them

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    True, Arsenal need to sell one or two senior team Gunners before the rest of the European transfer window becomes closed. And sell him for the big money making too if the club is to have more available cash in readiness for next January transfer window since enough cash may not be available in the club’s January transfer kitty for the club to sign players to reinforced their first team squad for a sustained PL Title challenge campaign this season.

    Despite Arsenal efforts to balance the books by shipping some Gunners out on sales and on loan out deal this summer as the incoming transfer deals cost are looking to have exceeded the outgoing transfer deals income at the club due to Arsenal not selling for the big money overtime to recoup more than they’ve spent on incoming transfers to balance the books properly like Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are doing sometimes. Hence, the transfer account books largely remained unbalanced at the club.

    And due to the escalation in the wages being demanded to be paid by the Arsenal star players at the time of their signing for the club or to extend their contract deals there, the cumulative effect of paying high wages to these Arsenal stars has become burdensome on the club finances to the extend of the wages being paid to the first team squad Gunners is reported to amount to 60% of the annual profit at the club. This is fast becoming unsustainable and a solution has to be proffered to halt the trend before it escalated beyond control.

    Arsenal looked to have thrown away a good opportunity to sell for a big money making to balance the books fairly when they refused to sell Alexis Sanchez to Man City for £60m plus add ons with only a year left on his deal to expired at the club. Therefore, Arsenal should not repeat the same mistake to happen again to allow Aaron Ramsey’s contract extention at the club to drag on to Jan when his transfer sales value could reduce before they sell him. If his extending his deal at the club whereby he was reported to have demanded for £250k/w wages before he’ll extend becomes cumbersome and if Arsenal are not ready to grant him his request, I think the wise thing for the club to do is to sell him for the big money making this summer.

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