New Arsenal keeper is better than Casillas AND Szczesny!

I definitely think that Arsene Wenger has done the right thing with the latest Arsenal transfer news, bringing in the 25-year old David Ospina from the French club Nice. The Colombia international was one of the outstanding performers between the sticks at the World Cup finals, not just with eye catching saves, but a great all round game.

There were Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible free move for the Spain and Real Madrid star Iker Casillas, but the Madrid captain apparently wanted around £100,000 a week. And looking at the stats comparison on Squawka.com between them, Wenger certainly made the right choice. In fact, not only does Ospina come out better than Casillas, he beats our own Wojciech Szczesny as well.

Casillas to Arsenal OFF but Ospina WILL challenge Szczesny says Wenger!

I don’t know what the hold-up has been, as the reports about David Ospina and his transfer to Arsenal from Nice have been around for a while. It may have been something to do with these Arsenal transfer rumours from Spain about the Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, but if there was ever any chance of Arsenal getting the 33-year old Spain international this summer, they seem to be over.

Because, as reported by the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger has revealed the the Colombia number one Ospina will be playing for the Gunners in the season ahead. Even though the transfer is yet to be announced on the official Arsenal website, the Frenchman would not be talking about the 25-year old World Cup star unless the deal was sealed.

Arsenal will NOT sign both! So is it Casillas OR Ospina?

I thought that Arsenal would have announced the transfer of the Colombia international number one David Ospina by now, as it was reported that we had a greed a fee of around £3 million with his French club Nice and had sorted out the personal terms of his contract with the Gunners.

But still no announcement from Arsenal and it looks like the reason could be the captain of Spain and Real Madrid, Iker Casillas. The news from Spain, picked up by various media sources like Metro, is that the 33-year old is ready to quit his La Liga club as they close in on another World Cup keeper, Keylor Navas of Costa Rica.

DONE DEAL! Arsenal complete transfer of Colombia keeper Ospina

We all know that Arsene Wenger likes to keep the Arsenal transfer business firmly under wraps until the deal is done and ready to be announced. You can’t blame him because things can change at the last minute and you end up with egg on your face.

So to hear the Prof say on Saturday, in a report on Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game against Boreham Wood, that he would definitely be signing a new keeper this summer, says to me that he is close to sealing the deal for a stopper to replace Lukasz Fabianski. It might seem a bit thin, but Wenger refused to be drawn on which other positions would be strengthened.

Should Arsenal pay more for Ospina or look elsewhere?

It was looking like the Colombian international number one, David Ospina, was going to become the third Arsenal signing of the summer, joining Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez as the Gunners put their recent transfer woes firmly to one side.

And it was looking like a great bit of business from Arsene Wenger as well, with the Daily Star reporting that the Frenchman had secured a deal with the keeper’s French club Nice that would cost us a measly £3.2 million, as Ospina is entering the final year of his contract and has told his French bosses that he is ready to move on to a bigger club.