Arsenal’s current first choice goalkeeper – Wojciech Szczęsny would definitely be having these wild hopes and wondering why can’t he just be the only senior goalkeeper at Arsenal. As the young lad came up through the ranks of the Arsenal system; breaking into the 1st team in a league cup match against West brom where he kept a clean sheet in the 2009/2010 season and went on to see off competition for the no.1 spot from the likes of Vito Mannone and Lukasz Fabianski.
But his hopes are about to be dashed as Wenger has found a true competitor for his place and hasn’t looked the other way since he set his sights on David Ospina at the 2014 World Cup. Although reports have it that the Frenchman already had the Colombian on his wish-list prior to the tournament
The Columbian shot stopper who kept 2 clean sheets in 5 games at the just concluded World Cup is aware of Arsenal’s interest and wouldn’t hear of his current employers plea to extend his contract with them.
It was earlier reported that Arsenal have made an offer believed to be in the region of £3.1m and are quite confident that French outfit – Nice would have no choice but to accept it, since the player’s current contract would be exhausted by the end of 2014/2015 season.
But recent reports according to French newspaper Nice Matin reports that we have had a £3.2 million bid for Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina accepted so it looks like the signings could be imminent.
It is also reported that if everything goes according to plan and all the paper work sorted out, the player would be unveiled as a Gunner before the week runs out with the goalie set to become Wenger second signing of the summer.
The 25-year-old is not known to be a generous goalkeeper in terms of letting in goals and is a type that hands no gift to the opposition if behind a reliable defence.
He could prove to be more than a competitor to Szczesny because he has a more impressive Cv than our No.1 and could oust him of his position with his impressive performances and clean sheet records If he joins the club.