Arsene Wenger has seemingly confirmed the arrival of World Cup goalkeeping hero David Ospina in an interview, as reported by ESPN.com.
Ospina would become The Gunners’ third signing of the summer, after the arrival of Chilean international Alexis Sanchez, and French defender Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. All three had impressive World Cups, with both Sanchez and Debuchy also integral to their side’s successes at the competition.
Wenger also confirmed in the interview that Arsenal were now on an equal financial footing with their Premier League rivals after years of paying off their debts surrounding the Emirates Stadium.
Regarding Ospina, Wenger said: “You know at the start Szczensy will be the No. 1, then again we’ll be down to performances and, if Ospina shows that he is better, he will play.”
Arsenal have also been heavily linked to Sami Khedira this summer, with word that the German international midfielder may join the north London club. Lukas Podolski has encouraged Khedira to join Arsenal, but word about his excessive wage demands scuppering any potential deal has been maintained.
Wenger and Arsenal face off with the New York Red Bulls in the coming days, featuring former Arsenal great Thierry Henry.