According to the BBC (which is not always accurate but is more accurate than any other news organisation I know) Arsenal have now signed Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.
And that is not according to “sources” and not a “we understand” but according to the BBC it is according to Nice coach Claude Puel.
Which is a bit embarrassing for me as I said we had done that on July 23. On the other hand maybe I should say, “As Untold predicted…”
Anyway the review of Ospina and what he is all about is here.
The BBC adds this…
Puel said of the move: “It’s confirmed, yes. It’s a good affair for Arsenal because he’s a very good player.”
Speaking after the Red Bull affair, Mr Wenger said that Ospina had proved his worth at Nice by replacing France keeper Hugo Lloris, now at Tottenham.
“I’ve known him for a long time because he played for Nice – he went there a few years ago and slowly became a very important player for them.
“Hugo Lloris played for Nice before he moved to Lyon. After he moved, they played Ospina. He had a big impact straight away and Lloris was not an easy player to replace.
“It’s a good affair for Arsenal because he’s a very good player. You will see next season the quality of this player.”
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Elsewhere Santi Cazorla has “turned down” a move to Spain – but since it seems he was never going there in the first place, that seems a bit obvious.
But of course MIU Soccer won’t have anything to do with it. They say
“Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to upset Barcelona once more, as the Gunners are reportedly in talks with Barcelona goalkeeper Andrey Onana.”
But that’s a “set to” and a “reportedly” all in one sentence so it doesn’t count.
Elsewhere its the Calum Chambers stuff, and Jenkinson doing a year long loan in Hull.
And the Blackpool affair gives some more jolly viewing as the fans threw tennis balls and tangerines on the pitch, and the manager threw them at the crowd and had a row with one of his subs.
Blackpool is a bugger of a long way from where I live (I went there last season, but to watch Bob Dylan not a football match) but as and when they play in the Midlands and Arsenal are not at home I might take a shifty.
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