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Nice confirm Ospina move to Arsenal

Updated: Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 20:28 | Comments

David Ospina in flying form for Colombia during the World Cup
David Ospina in flying form for Colombia during the World Cup

Nice coach Claude Puel has announced goalkeeper David Ospina has completed his move to Arsenal.

Reports have linked the Gunners with a move for the 25-year-old since his impressive World Cup displays with Colombia.

And speaking to Sky Sports News after Nice's friendly defeat to Brentford, Puel claimed ignorance of the fee involved but said: "It's confirmed, yes. It's a good affair for Arsenal because he's a very good player. You will see next season the quality of this player."

Despite Joris Delle - Ospina's likely replacement after returning from a loan spell at Cercle Brugge - suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in training this week, Ospina has been allowed to move to north London.

And Puel continued: "It's fantastic for him. It's important for him to try another league, another club and Arsenal is a fantastic club for him.

"David Ospina can take the goalkeeping position at Arsenal because his qualities are very strong and... magnifique. You saw in the World Cup how important a goalkeeper he is.

"For me, David can impose his quality, he's a goalkeeper who is very good with the feet, with his arms, he knows football and he's a very, very good player." 

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