The Gunners have snapped up Ospina.
Nice and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has finally completed his long awaited transfer to Arsenal and will compete with Wojciech Szczesny for a place between the sticks.
The 25-year-old had a fine 2014 World Cup campaign with his national team and impressed many with his performances throughout the tournament.
Manager Arsene Wenger can rest a little more easily now having been in pursuit of a ‘keeper for some time following Lukasz Fabianski’s decision to leave the Emirates Stadium after seven years,
The Pole had grown tired of being backup to fellow countryman Szczesny – despite being the preferred stopper during the Gunners’ successful 2013/14 FA Cup campaign – and chose to leave North London when his contract expired.
Fabianski has since joined another Premier League club in Swansea City, whilst loanee Emiliano Viviano returned to Palermo after an unsuccessful spell under Wenger’s guidance last term.
Whilst Szczesny impressed for the North Londoners over the past 12 months, it’s thought that Ospina has joined with the promise that he will be given a chance to compete for the No.1 shirt.
The South American has plenty of top flight experience having joined Nice from Nacional in his home country back in 2008, playing 199 games in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit since.
Ospina also has 48 caps for the Colombian national team.
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