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David Ospina

26-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Arsenal  Premier


Colombia

Birthdate:  August 31, 1988    Birthplace:  Medellín, Colombia    Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Arsenal in July 2014 after transferring from Nice.

July 28, 2015    David Ospina News

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Ospina returned to training Arsenal on Tuesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Despite his solid play last season after taking over for Wojciech Szczesny, Ospina is headed for a backup role this year after the Gunners bought Petr Cech from Chelsea. Given the lack of playing time, Ospina could be on the move this summer, though a landing spot in the Premier League appears to be a long shot.

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June 19, 2015

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Ospina has garnered interest from Fenerbahce ahead of a potential summer transfer, the Daily Mail reports.

Ospina only arrived at Arsenal last summer, but could already make his exit given the Gunners' reported interest in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. Should Cech complete a move to Arsenal, he would certainly assume their starting position, leaving Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny to compete for backup duty. Although Szczesny was frozen out for the second half of last season, his homegrown status and long-term potential is thought to be more enticing than the solid yet unspectacular Ospina. As a result, Ospina could move elsewhere this summer, having enjoyed a commendable five-month stint as Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper.

May 25, 2015

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Ospina was credited with four saves during Arsenal's 4-1 defeat of Aston Villa to finish the season Sunday.

Ospina's four saves offered a decent boost for fantasy owners, but Sunday's performance left questions over the Colombian's long-term utility. The goal he conceded came after Ospina misjudged a corner kick and later on, he nearly batted a ball into his own net. While Ospina's eight clean sheets since taking over Arsenal's goalkeeping position in January made him a good fantasy value during the second half of this season, it remains to be seen whether he'll retain the Gunners' starting spot next season.

April 26, 2015

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Ospina made two saves in Arsenal's scoreless draw with Chelsea on Sunday.

Playing without Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf), which Didier Drogba (ankle) began the match on the bench, Chelsea was clearly playing for a scoreless draw and got just that. The good news for Ospina's fantasy owners is that he got a clean sheet too, though it kept him from any kind of win bonus. Up next is another solid clean-sheet opportunity when Arsenal travel to KC Stadium to take on Hull City.

April 4, 2015

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Ospina was beaten by a 76th-minute penalty by Jordan Henderson but didn't allow any other goals during Arsenal's 4-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

Ospina, who made only one save, was solid throughout the match and continues his stronghold on the starting job at the Emirates. Up next is a road match against Burnley next Saturday.

March 18, 2015

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Ospina did not make a save en route to a clean sheet victory over Monaco on Wednesday.

Monaco were more than happy to sit back after building a lead in the first leg and rarely ventured forward to threaten the Arsenal goal. Ospina and Arsenal next play this weekend against Newcastle in the Premier League.

March 16, 2015

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Ospina posted his fifth clean sheet through nine starts by holding West Ham scoreless in Arsenal's 3-0 win Saturday.

Ospina was needed for just one save to preserve Arsenal's clean sheet performance. Overall, the Colombian has done decent for himself since taking the Gunners' starting spot in goal, which has kept Wojciech Szczesny at bay and boosted Ospina's fantasy stock to boot.

March 1, 2015

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Ospina made two saves in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Everton.

Ospina's best moments in the match weren't technically saves - on a few occasions he moved confidently off his line and snuffed out scoring opportunities before they fully materialized. He's marked his territory as Arsenal's No. 1 keeper.