David Ospina could ask to leave Arsenal

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Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could ask to leave the club when he discusses his future with Arsene Wenger on July 20.

This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Colombian international doesn't want to play a back-up role to Petr Cech, who looks set to join the Gunners from rivals Chelsea in the near future. 

Ospina, of course, only joined Arsenal in the last transfer window and struggled for opportunities early on before replacing Wojciech Szczesny in the second half of the campaign as the club's No.1 shot-stopper.

Now, though, with Cech on his way, Ospina doesn't want to move back down the pecking order at the Emirates, with the same report from the Mirror claiming that Turkish outfit Fenerbache and Marseille of France are interested in the player's services.

It appears, then, that when the Gunners return to pre-season training, Ospina will speak to Wenger about his long term future in the game. 

Right to move on

Ultimately, there will be some Arsenal fans who'd rather it was Szczesny moving on, but you can hardly blame Ospina for looking elsewhere. 

There's no doubt about it, the Colombian enjoyed a strong stint between the sticks in north London in the latter stages of last season, but Cech is most certainly an upgrade. 

At the end of the day, the Chelsea man is one of the most experienced and established golakeepers in the Premier League, and could yet have a key role to play under the guidance of Wenger for the next few years. Unfortunately for Ospina, though, his Arsenal career may well have to end rather prematurely. 

Arsenal fans: Should Ospina stay and fight for his place? Have your say in the comments section below!

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