Ospina joins Napoli on loan from Arsenal

Arsenal has loaned David Ospina to Napoli for the 2018-19 season, with Petr Cech and Bernd Leno Unai Emery's preferred goalkeepers.

David Ospina has joined Napoli on loan from Arsenal.   -  Getty Images

David Ospina has joined Napoli on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

The Serie A club has the option of signing the Colombia international on a permanent deal.

Ospina has slipped to third in the Arsenal pecking order, behind Bernd Leno, a €19.2million signing from Bayer Leverkusen, as well as established number one Petr Cech.

Napoli, which lost Pepe Reina to AC Milan and saw new signing Alex Meret sustain a broken arm, had also been linked with a move for Liverpool's Simon Mignolet.

Ospina, 29, joined the Gunners from Nice in 2014 and has made 70 appearances for the club in all competitions.

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