Colombian shot-stopper completes Gunners move.
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, via their official club website.
The 25-year-old had emerged as a top target for Arsene Wenger in the last few months, with his fine performances for his country at this summer’s World Cup in particular persuading the Arsenal boss to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Ospina has 44 caps for the Colombian national team, and made over 170 appearances for Nice since joining the club from Atletico Nacional back in 2008, though his refusal to sign a new contract with the French side saw them accept an offer from the Gunners in this transfer window.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £3m, and will go down as good business for the north London side as they look to replace the recently-departed Lukasz Fabianski to compete with Wojciech Szczesny for a first-team place.
Ospina becomes Arsenal’s third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, and Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.