Having joined the club from Nice in 2014, David Ospina’s career at Arsenal has been wildly inconsistent. 70 appearances, the man in between the sticks for the 2017 FA Cup final win, but never really the side’s number one.
The Colombian shot-stopper spent his last couple of seasons at the Emirates behind Petr Cech in the pecking order, and following the arrival of Bernd Leno last summer, found himself out on loan at Napoli.
Now, the Gunners have confirmed that Ospina has completed a permanent move to the Serie A giants. After hearing the news, fans of the north London side took to Twitter and many were left frustrated at the amount of money they would be receiving for the 30-year-old.
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Reports had suggested Unai Emery’s side would be receiving just £3.6m for the Colombian and many supporters questioned how it was possible that an international goalkeeper could command such a small fee.
Indeed, a few fans expressed their anger at how Ospina’s sale would have a limited effect on the club’s overall transfer budget and wondered how it would help with their pursuits of targets like Wilfried Zaha and Kieran Tierney.
Check out some of the disappointed reaction of Arsenal fans below:
Decent keeper that we are letting go for peanuts. Our transfer policy in relation to selling players is shocking!
— Eddie Lengthorn (@EddieLengthorn) 4 July 2019
But we sold him for cheap
— Invincibles49 (Kroenke Out) (@BadboysLacaAuba) 4 July 2019
For a staggering 1 pound.
— (@altruist777) 4 July 2019
Could’ve easily got £10 mil for him seeing as he’ll be their starting GK
— Ben Kenton (@Benkenton8) 4 July 2019
you basically let another player for peanuts, didn‘t you? pic.twitter.com/2QnbRfOAZw
— jeff (@JeffJnr7) 4 July 2019
He was the perfect backup for Leno, just had to sell for dirt cheap
— TheMob16™ (@MuzammilParkar1) 4 July 2019
Unbelievable for that price!
— HenryAgbede (@AgbedeHenry) 4 July 2019
Yes! Now we have enough money to sign Zaha or Pépé!
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) 4 July 2019