Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v A Villa

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Amex Stadium

Last Game

Brighton 2 - 3 Arsenal

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 16:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Arsenal confirm Ospina signing

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 27/07/14 at 14:12 Post Comment

David Ospina: Colombia goalkeeper has joined Arsenal

David Ospina: Colombia goalkeeper has joined Arsenal

The 25-year-old starred at the World Cup with Colombia, helping his country to the quarter-finals in Brazil where they lost out to the hosts.

He made 189 Ligue 1 appearances during a six-year spell with Nice, where he was sent off on four occasions.

Ospina was a 17-year-old when he made his professional debut for Atletico Nacional in Colombia and he has won 44 caps for his country.

Arsenal are believed to have just over £3million for his services and boss Arsene Wenger said: "David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia. 

"He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us."

On Saturday night, Nice coach Claude Puel confirmed the deal and assured Arsenal fans they could expect some 'quality' from the new arrival.

He told Sky Sports News: "It's a good affair for Arsenal because he's a very good player. You will see next season the quality of this player.

"It's fantastic for him. It's important for him to try another league, another club and Arsenal is a fantastic club for him. You saw in the World Cup how important a goalkeeper he is."

Ospina tweeted to say: "On behalf of my family and myself, I want to thank you for the support. I want to share a neat story.

"Today is an important day in my career. A wonderful time ends with Nice, and a dream is fulfilled at Arsenal. Merci Nissarts, Go Gunners. Thanks for the support - you will forever remain in my heart."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company