Arsenal confirm David Ospina has completed permanent transfer to Napoli

Arsenal confirm David Ospina has completed permanent transfer to Napoli

David Ospina has completed his permanent move to Napoli.

The goalkeeper has left Arsenal after five years, where he made 70 appearances for the club.

Most notably, Ospina was the goalkeeper in the 2017 FA Cup final and helped the Gunners pip Chelsea to the silverware.

He also has a second FA Cup winners’ medal, having being in the squad for the 2015 final win over Aston Villa.

Ospina spent last season on loan in Serie A with Napoli, where he quickly became the club’s No.1 choice.

The deal has since been made permanent and the 30-year-old is expected to remain as the first choice stopper for the coming season.

Ospina has completed a permanent transfer to Napoli

Ospina is also the most-capped goalkeeper in Colombia history, making 98 appearances to date and appearing at two World Cups – 2014 and 2018.

Arsenal added in their parting statement: “We would like to thank David for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future.”

Ospina was always going to struggle to get back into the Arsenal team following the emergence of Bernd Leno as the Gunners’ new stopper.

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He replaced Petr Cech as the first-choice during last season and is expected to keep hold of his place for the new season.

Arsenal are thought to be in the market for a new second choice goalkeeper, with Cech retiring and rejoining Chelsea, but in an off-field capacity.

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