Arsenal star open to ‘great possibility’ of Everton move as Arsene Wenger clears out the dead wood

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Arsenal star David Ospina is interested in a move to Everton this summer, reports the Daily Express.

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The 26-year-old is looking likely to leave the Emirates after the Gunners signed former Chelsea hero Petr Cech. Wojciech Szczesny is also with the North London club, and it will be almost impossible for manager Arsene Wenger to keep three goalies happy if they all stay at the club.

“They are a very competitive team, which showed significant things during the last season,” Ospina said.

“With a good manager and they play good football, it is a team to take into account and a great possibility.”

Meanwhile, the Toffees are in need of a new number one after Tim Howard let errors slip in to his games last season. Their backup Joel Robles has also looked shaky when given the gloves, and a new stopper will be vital if they are to accomplish Roberto Martinez’s stated aim of getting in to the Champions League [Daily Telegraph].

However, they may still miss out, with the Colombia international not being too put off by competing with Cech in North London.

“Now an excellent keeper has arrived who I admire. During my holidays I’m analysing a lot of things and then I’ll have a conversation with the manager,” he said.

“For me it will be an honour to play alongside a keeper with that experience. A goalkeeper keeps learning every day.”

Ospina could be perfect for the role, after taking Szczesny’s position in the Arsenal team last season. He ended up making 23 appearances, despite originally arriving from Nice as back up option. The only question mark is over his ability to deal with crosses, and the keeper has struggled in the Prem, being just six foot tall.

However, with this also being a weakness of Howard’s it is something that they are used to at Goodison Park, and the Toffees defence may be prepared to protect Ospina in a way that the Gunners weren’t.

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