I wonder if the current Arsenal number one has been watching the World Cup closely, with a special eye on the keepers to see what sort of competition he could be facing next season. Because Arsene Wenger will certainly be bringing someone in and if we have any ambition whatsoever, they are going to have to be good.
To be fair to Wojciech Szczesny, he really stepped up to the mark when Lukasz Fabianski found some form and started pushing him for his place in the Arsenal starting line-up, but that just increases the likelihood of Wenger going for a real quality keeper rather than just a stand-in.
Two of the keepers at the World cup have been linked with the Gunners in recent Arsenal transfer rumours, but which one of them, if any, should the Prof try to sign. The Mexico stopper Guillermo Ochoa drew rave reviews for his brilliant performance against Brazil which earned his team a point. He has only let in one goal in the first three games, but faces a tough test tonight against the Netherlands.
The Colombian David Ospina was brilliant against Uruguay last night and has hardly put a glove wrong since the start. Perhaps not as eye catching as Ochoa, Ospina seems to be super steady and fully focused, with plenty of ability to boot.
The Mexican is 28-years old and available on a free transfer, while Ospina is 25 and is also out of contract this summer. Which one would you go for?