Hold on! Arsenal has just made their third summer signing, acquiring the services of Colombia 1st choice goalkeeper – David Ospina from Nice for a fee reportedly within the region of £3.5 million. Yet another experienced player to join the club this summer.
The Arsenal chiefs flew to France inorder to make sure the deal went through. However, Ospina’s heart was already at the Emirates and that was instrumental in seeing off competition from Valencia.
Personal terms were also thrashed out with the player and reports have it that the Gunners have tied him down to a 4-year-deal with his weekly wages within the region of £60,000.
The Colombian international who wooed Arsene Wenger at the just concluded 2014 World cup with his impressive performances would meet his new teammates and coaches at the Emirates when they are back from the pre-season tour of the USA.
The 25-year-old kept 2 clean sheets at the World Cup while conceding just 4 goals in 5 games. according to Squawka, he conceded an average of 0.89 goals per games while in league action for Nice in the 2013/2014 season. So the Arsenal fans can expect enough cleansheets when he is between the sticks.
It would be fun to state that Ospina is the brother-in-law to James Rodriguez; the latest Galactico in Real Madrid. Touch wood, He could be instrumental in bringing the World Cup Golden boot winner to the Emirates in the nearest future.
There is no doubt that the club just acquired a reliable shot stopper, one who would shut out advances from any oppositions attack in the league, and help Arsenal challenge for the league title in the 2014/2015 season.