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Arsenal fans react as club confirms David Ospina’s departure to join Napoli

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Arsenal fans react as club confirms David Ospina’s departure to join Napoli

The Colombian stopper spent last season out on loan with the Serie A club.

Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina has left Arsenal to join Napoli permanently, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

Ospina spent last season out on loan with the Serie A side and despite the fact that Petr Cech’s retirement has since vacated the backup goalkeeper position, Arsenal have agreed to let him leave.

The stopper’s Gunners career didn’t really get off the ground, with some high-profile Champions League gaffes causing many fans to lose faith in his ability.

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

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But in a summer when Arsenal’s transfer budget is reportedly relatively slim, the supporters recognise the importance of selling their unwanted players for as much money as possible.

The official Arsenal confirmation didn’t state a transfer fee, but Goal journalist Charles Watts tweeted that the deal is worth around £5 million in total.

Many Arsenal fans on Twitter are not happy about such a low fee, believing their club could have got far more for Ospina given his vast international experience, the inflated goalkeeping market these days and Arsenal’s need to boost their budget…

 

 

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