Arsenal ace to leave because of summer signing’s incredible form

Arsenal star David Ospina is expected to leave at the end of the season after struggling for first-team football, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

Ospina was signed by the Gunners in the summer of 2014 as a back-up for Wojciech Szczesny, but he became the club’s number one after the Poland international’s smoking incident at Southampton.

However, at the start of the current campaign, Arsene Wenger went to sign one of the league’s best shot-stoppers in Petr Cech from Chelsea, limiting Ospina to just four matches for the club so far.

And while the Colombian is expected to start against Hull City in an FA Cup clash this weekend, Ospina is demanding regular playing time and will seek an exit come June.

Wenger is a big fan of Ospina and is reluctant to see him depart, but revealed last month that he may be powerless in influencing his decision.

“It was a very, very difficult decision for me [to sign Cech] because I rate Ospina highly,” he said.

“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.’”

Ospina, 27, is wanted by the likes of La Liga’s Getafe and Turkish giants Besiktas.