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Arsenal Keeping A Close Eye On Colombia International At The 2014 World Cup Ahead Of Potential Transfer

Wenger is keeping an eye on Ospina as a potential replacement for Fabianski.

Nice and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal as they look to replace Lukasz Fabianksi after his departure to Swansea City, according to the Mirror.

It’s understood that the 25-year-old is available for around £3.5m, but manager Arsene Wenger is keen to see how the stopper gets on at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil before deciding whether to make a move or not.

Wenger is on the search for a new ‘keeper after failing to convince Fabianski to stay on at the Emirates Stadium, with the 29-year-old leaving the club this summer after seven years to join the Swans.

It means that with Emiliano Viviano finishing his loan spell and also leaving north London to return to Parma, the Gunners are left with only No.1 Wojciech Szczesny as an option between the sticks.

This is why Wenger is keen to bring in competition for the 24-year-old, who although has convinced the Frenchman he is ready to be relied upon on a consistent basis, still needs to be pushed further by the presence of someone willing to take his place.

Ospina meanwhile has been with Nice for six years and has in fact recently signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 club – but they would be willing to sell the South American if the price is right.

Currently the ‘keeper has 40 caps for the Colombians and is expected to play a big part for them at the World Cup.

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