Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has been reduced to making cup appearances since the arrival of Petr Cech in the summer. The Colombian arrived at Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2014 cemented his place in the Gunners’ starting eleven in the second half of the season.
His performances in the goal played an integral part in the turnaround of the results for the North London team during the latter half of the season.
However, the 27-year old has made just four appearances this season and has grown frustrated at the lack of playing opportunities. He is expected to seek a move away from the club in the summer, and Football Insider are claiming that Newcastle United are interested in his services.
Ospina will cost around £4million if the North London club decides to sell him in the summer. He is expected to start for the Gunners in Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Hull City.
Wenger recently admitted that he highly rates Ospina, and it was a very tough decision for him to sign Cech.
“It was a very, very difficult decision for me [to sign Cech] because I rate Ospina highly,” said Wenger last month. “Ospina is a keeper who, in my opinion, is underrated, especially in England.
“But [signing Cech] was maybe one of the few opportunities to say, ‘Okay, this is an obvious [transfer].’ It was more to say, ‘If I don’t do this, it would have been a mistake.'”