David Ospina was forced to contact FC Barcelona medical staff after Arsenal failed to diagnose what was causing a thigh injury, reports Mundo Deportivo.
The Colombian goalkeeper joined Nice in the summer after an impressive World Cup, but arrived with the niggling injury. With Arsenal staff failing to find a problem, it soon escalated to a serious injury, ruling Ospina out for three months.
With Arsenal's medical team mystified, Ospina was forced to look towards La Liga where the world renowned Dr Richard Pruna managed to diagnose and treat the issue. Now Ospina has overtaken Wojciech Szczesny as the club's first choice and is fighting fit.
Medical staff problems
But the revelation is further proof that Arsenal's medical staff are not up the scratch. The Gunners have suffered with what seems like a constant injury crisis over the last few seasons with Arsene Wenger regularly criticised for his outdated training methods.
Now they seem to be outsourcing their biggest injury problems to other clubs instead of fixing the problems that obviously persist at their London Colney training ground. It is bad news for Arsenal fans hoping to see an end to their injury woes come to an end.
Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil have all suffered long-term injuries this season while Theo Walcott missed an entire year with a serious knee injury last January. Serge Gnabry has been missing for a similar amount of time while Abou Diaby has had a career plagued with constant problems.
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Ospina appears to be over his troubles, but only after visiting the Nou Camp doctors. There is even a picture of Ospina with the Dr Pruna, as seen below.