Arsene Wenger blocks David Ospina’s January Arsenal exit

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has put the breakers on a deal that would see goalkeeper David Ospina join Turkish giants Besiktas, according to the Daily Star.

The Colombian international is said to be keen on making a loan move away from the Emirates this month in order to get some regular game time under his belt having fallen well behind Petr Cech this season.

He is worried about losing his spot with the national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup, and had been hoping that a move to Turkey would provide him with the opportunity to remain their first choice.

However, with Wojciech Szczesny still on loan at Roma, Wenger is reluctant to sell himself short in the goalkeeper department, and is refusing to sanction the move.

But despite his loss of form and injury problems, Wenger is still backing the 29-year-old to play a big part of the club’s future.

“I think he can be the goalkeeper of the future here as well.

“With Petr Cech getting older year after year, he may get more games as well…I believe that Ospina is not treated fairly. If you look at the whole of 2015, everybody neglects he played six months.

“I personally think he is world-class. I did not take Petr Cech based on the performances of Ospina.”

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