Arsenal sign goalkeeper Ospina

By BBC

Arsenal have signed Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

Ospina, 25, had been with French Ligue 1 side Nice since 2008 and helped his country reach the quarter-finals at the recent World Cup in Brazil.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “David is an excellent goalkeeper. He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us.

“He has good experience and a proven record of performing.”

Wenger had earlier suggested that Ospina, who is expected to make his debut at next month’s Emirates Cup tournament, could displace Wojciech Szczesny as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Arsenal have signed Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

Ospina, 25, had been with French Ligue 1 side Nice since 2008 and helped his country reach the quarter-finals at the recent World Cup in Brazil.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “David is an excellent goalkeeper. He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us.

“He has good experience and a proven record of performing.”

Wenger had earlier suggested  that Ospina, who is expected to make his debut at next month’s Emirates Cup tournament, could displace Wojciech Szczesny as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry gained victory over his former club in a pre-season friendly in the Red Bull Arena.

The only goal came on the half-hour when former Southampton striker Bradley Wright-Phillips poked home from Henry’s corner.

Wenger said: “We had no Olivier Giroud, no Theo Walcott, no Alexis Sanchez and no Lukas Podolski. Chuba Akpom did well but he’s a young boy and he has to learn a lot but he has potential.

“We were dominated physically in the first half, we came back into it in the last 10 minutes, their keeper made a few saves and our combinations were better. We lacked a bit of pace without any centre forward.”

Arsenal (4-3-2-1): Szczesny (Martinez 46); Jenkinson (Bellerin 46), Hayden (Miquel 46), Monreal, Gibbs; Arteta (Diaby 46), Wilshere (Coquelin 46), Ramsey (Flamini 46); Zelalem (Akpom 46), Cazorla (Olsson 71 ); Rosicky (Toral 71).