Yet another Arsenal rumor is seemingly coming true, with Arsenal reportedly getting David Ospina to sign on the dotted line and become Arsenal's backup keeper. It's worth noting that this hasn't been announced by the club yet; the Guardian is one of the more trustworthy sources out there, which is why we're writing about it now, but until the mothership says it's so, it ain't officially so. Transfer season!
Arsenal agree £3m deal with Nice for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina http://t.co/IWKDvxy70g (Photo: Reuters) pic.twitter.com/ZTyefOxI7E— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 22, 2014
The tweeted article contains this tasty bit of speculation:
The Arsenal manager...has told Ospina that he wants him to compete with Wojciech Szczesny for the starting position.
So there's that sorted - a backup keeper that will push Szcz, which is something that Arsenal fans have wanted for a while, even when we had that in Fabianski. Ospina's an upgrade over Fab, though, and if he can push Szcz to get better to retain the #1 shirt, so much the better. Arsenal now have gotten three of their identified targets for this summer's business, and there's still six weeks to go in the transfer window.
Anyone still want to claim Wenger doesn't know what he's doing?