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David Ospina

26-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Thigh    EST. RETURN:  12/21/2014
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.

December 19, 2014    David Ospina News

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Ospina (thigh) is back in full training and he could be available for Sunday's match against Liverpool.

Despite the return to fitness, Ospina is still expected to back up Wojciech Szczesny.

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December 2, 2014

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Ospina is roughly a week away from returning from his thigh injury.

No. 1 keeper Wojiech Szczesny is currently sidelined with a hip injury, but because Ospina is out as well, Emiliano Martinez has started the last two games. Szczesny is not expected to be out for long, so it's unclear what role, if any, Ospina has in Premier League play when everyone is fit.

October 21, 2014

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Ospina has been ruled out for up to three months due to a thigh injury, the Mirror reports.

Ospina re-aggravated a thigh injury during Arsenal's most recent Champions League match, which will likely prevent his from being available until 2015. His absence adds to the Gunners' countless injury woes and leaves Emiliano Martinez as No. 1 goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny's understudy.

October 1, 2014

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Ospina was a 62nd substitute in the 4-1 win over Galatasaray.

Ospina replaced Alexis Sanchez after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for bringing down striker Burak Yilmaz. The resulting penalty was scored and after that Ospina kept the visiting side from putting any more respectability on the scoreline. Ospina will now start the next Champions League game against Anderlecht due to Szczesny's suspension.

August 14, 2014

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Ospina continues to recover from a thigh injury he sustained during the World Cup and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Ospina is at least two or three weeks away from being fit.

Ospina was brought in to compete with Wojciech Szczesny, although there hasn't been much competition yet due to his ailment. In all likelihood, he'll be a busy contributor during the FA Cup, but his Premier League starts will be rare unless Szczesny really struggles.

August 4, 2014

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Ospina was unavailable for the Emirates Cup due to a thigh problem, ESPN UK reports.

The issue is not considered serious and Ospina should be ready for when Premier League play begins. However, he will continue to have to battle to replace Wojciech Szczesny for the top goalkeeper spot for the Gunners.

July 27, 2014

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Ospina will sign a long-term contract with Arsenal, the club's official web site reports.

Ospina moves over from Ligue 1 side Nice, while also following up an excellent run at the World Cup with Colombia. He will be given a chance to start for the Gunners, although Wojciech Szczesny is certainly the frontrunner to keep the job.

July 21, 2014

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Ospina is nearing completion on a £3 million transfer from Ligue 1 side Nice to Arsenal FC, Sky Sports reports.

Ospina's current contract is set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, so Nice is keen to cash in on the Colombian shot-stopper this summer, as he's previously indicated he wouldn't renew his stay at the French club. At 25 years old, Ospina is coming off an impressive showing at the World Cup and would immediately provide competition to incumbent Wojciech Szczesny for Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeping position. In 29 games for Nice last season, Ospina tallied 101 saves and 13 clean sheets.