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Arsenal and their focus has been pretty much on incoming players as those who have left are gone because of their contract ending or retiring or being loaned out.
But, a player could be on his way out and that would be David Ospina who is now virtually the third-choice keeper after the North London club signed Bernd Leno.
Colombian journalist Esteban Jaramillo, who Ospina follows on Twitter, claims that the Arsenal keeper has agreed terms with Besiktas.
When new manager Unai Emery was asked about the goalkeeping situation at the club, he had this to say:
“I want to work with Petr Cech, with Bernd Leno, with Emiliano Martinez, with Matt Macey, with Ospina. It’s clear that we have [a lot] of goalkeepers but we want to work in the future with three goalkeepers in the first team. Now, I want to look, I want to work every day with all the goalkeepers and then I am going to decide for [who is No 1].”
From that statement, it seems that Ospina will stay but we all know how the transfer window plays out. Reports suggest that the Gunners are trying to make other signings and perhaps, some players will be sold to make funds available.
If that is the case, then there is a very real possibility that the Colombian will depart to another team. He is not short of options at the moment as Sevilla, Napoli and Besiktas are looking at getting the player to join their team.
The chances of the £40,000-a-week star being the first choice at Arsenal are very slim given that the club has just signed Bernd Leno. The German is expected to be the new first choice with Petr Cech being the backup. Unless we see the veteran goalkeeper make a move away from the club, it looks like Ospina will be the one to make way.
If it was to end that way, Ospina can be proud of the career that he has had at the Emirates. He has been a reliable player for the Gunners whenever he has been called upon. Though he was never the first choice for a long period of time, he was content to help the squad. So, if the Colombian does indeed make a move, he will leave with the best of the Arsenal team as well as the fans.