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Much of the focus of Arsenal’s transfer activity so far, has been focused on the incoming players and not much on those that have left the club.
There have been a few departures in the form of Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere who left on a free as well as Per Mertesacker who retired. And as per reports in Turkish Football, another name will be added to that list with David Ospina set to move to Besiktas.
The report states that the £40,000-a-week star has agreed personal terms with Besiktas and the North London club have already told player’s representatives that he can leave the club this summer.
The Turkish club have seen their first choice keeper make a move to Fulham so that has led them to look for a replacement. And the 29-year-old World Cup star’s name seems to be the leading choice as far as the press are concerned.
With Arsenal having signed Bernd Leno this summer, there seems to be no way for Ospina to become the first choice at the Emirates. So in that sense, it makes sense that he will be looking for a move elsewhere as he is more likely to get regular playing time.
Earlier in the transfer window, there were reports that linked Petr Cech to other clubs such as Napoli but the veteran keeper preferred to stay with the Gunners.
And with keepers such as Emiliano Martinez and Matt Macey also vying for a place, it appears that Ospina had no choice but to move. If a move is made, it will help the Gunners raise some funds for another prospective signing if they are to make one.