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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the imminent confirmation of David Ospina’s move to the Emirates Stadium after admitting he is not currently in line to replace Wojciech Szczesny as the club’s number one in goal.
According to the Daily Express, Wenger spoke about his goalkeeping situation on the club’s pre-season tour in New York, and the Frenchman believes Szczesny will remain as first choice for the time being.
However, despite Ospina’s signing not yet being announced by the club, Wenger mentioned that the Colombian shot-stopper will have the chance to show whether or not he is the better player for that role.
The Gunners boss is quoted as saying: “You know at the start Szczensy will be the No. 1, then again will be down to performances and, if Ospina shows that he is better, he will play.”
Ospina, 25, is expected to complete a £3m move from French side Nice in the coming days.
The north London side had been in the market for a new goalkeeper after the departure of Lukasz Fabianski on a free transfer to Swansea City.