Arsenal target summer move for David Ospina

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Arsenal appear to have identified David Ospina as as their preferred replacement for Lukasz Fabianski as the club's new second-choice goalkeeper.

Fabianski - who turned down the offer of a new Gunners contract last season - left the Emirates Stadium to join Premier League rivals Swansea City earlier this summer, a move which, combined with Emiliano Viviano's return to Palermo, has left Arsene Wenger somewhat short of adequate competition for current number one Wojciech Szczesny.

Several names - including the likes of Mexico star Guillermo Ochoa, Iker Casillas and Steve Mandanda - have been linked with a potential switch to North London in recent months yet, according to recent reports from The Daily Star, it is Ospina who is Wenger's key goalkeeping target.

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Impressive World Cup

Ospina - who represents Ligue 1 strugglers Nice at domestic level - considerably enhanced his reputation at this year's World Cup, with the 25-year-old putting in several solid performances for a Colombian team that became many a neutral's favourite due to their commitment to a stylish brand of attacking football.

Having spent six years in France after arriving in European football from Categoría Primera A champions Atlético Nacional, one imagines that Ospina could well be open to a new challenge elsewhere.

Believed to be valued at just £3 million, he would surely represent a real bargain for Wenger and Arsenal. However, one surely has to question if Ospina - having enjoyed such a prosperous campaign in Brazil - would be satisfied with warming the substitutes bench in North London.

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Sanchez and Debuchy deals

It has been a particularly busy week for Arsenal and Wenger in the transfer market, with the club having completed and announced the hugely impressive signing of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez for a fee believed to be in the region of £30 million.

As well as securing a deal for the tricky Chile international, the Gunners are also expected to complete the capture of France and Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy in the coming days.

28-year-old Debuchy's arrival at Arsenal will fill the void left by the defection of former right-back stalwart Bacary Sagna to champions Manchester City in June.

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