David Ospina: On Loan to Napoli

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  1. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods


    We need to change the title, the bloke's wank. Romero at United is better, Bravo at City and probably big Willy at Chelsea.
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  2. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    I like Ospina but he could’ve done better for the Fellaini goal.

    Should’ve come out and caught/punched the ball even if it meant leveling a United/Arsenal player in harms way.

    He’s not helping his bid for the No. 1 shirt with these moments.
  3. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    He is rubbish and always has been because of his height. I’m not sure what he’s done here to be rated by anyone, he looks like he has an error in him every game.
  4. Camus

    Camus Active Member

    He's also slow, error prone and every un-commanding. Unless a shot is hit within him or the vicinity of comfortable arm reach and speed, he's not saving a shot. Need him to move his feet to save something? No chance. Need him to dive across to just palm something away? No chance.
  5. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Also the thread title is inaccurate.

    I’d say the two Manchester Clubs have better backup GKs than Ospina.
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  6. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Will not miss Wengers seeming need to have atleast one poor undersized keeper in the squad.
  7. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    There is no ' bid ' for him to be first choice, he's simply not good enough! Today is evidence of that - his height is against him but he's not even that agile for a small keeper.
    The guy is the definition of a 'bang average' keeper.
    Ospina as first choice and an inexperienced Macey as back-up? :lol::lol:
    Nothing against Macey, by the way, but he's not going to improve sitting on the bench when he could be out on loan getting experience.
  8. arsmile

    arsmile Well-Known Member

    i like and rate ospina

    he is short- and it's a weakness...but it's not as if he can do anything about it.

    cech's been all over the place because of ridiculous decisions recently...that's harder to forgive.
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  9. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    @arsmile - answered your post well. If I remember correctly, Iker isn’t exactly tall either.

    And I agree Macey should be sent on loan but somehow our loan GKs never return. Woj and now Martinez at Getafe (rumor has it he’ll stay in Spain)
  10. bojed

    bojed AM Resident Joker #1 Trusted

    I'd take Almunia back in a heartbeat.
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  11. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Might be easy to make such a post, but even joking about that is in poor taste. We still had some good players in Almunia's time here, but that was offset by Manuel's very presence.

    Still struggling to understand why Wenger signed a keeper from the second tier in Spain, made said keeper his number one, and persisted with the guy for several seasons.
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  12. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    He’s a good back up. We really need a new no. 1.
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  13. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Did you just compare Ospina to one of the all time greats? :eek:
    Yeah Casillas is about the same height as Ospina, but other than his incredible reaction speed Iker was blessed with cat like agility, some of his saves back in his Madrid days were world class and absolutely ridiculous. Ospina isn't that agile for a small keeper, at times his diving looks awkward.

    Yeah our loans are strange, but for what it's worth Martinez never looked that impressive, people seem to forget he's only 2 years younger than Szczesny and hasn't proved himself anywhere near the same level. Szczesny's loan, however, I'll never understand - he should be our current and future number one after the way he performed at Roma.
  14. bojed

    bojed AM Resident Joker #1 Trusted

  15. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Almunia was ****.
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  16. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I'm not going to let Ospina off so I dug this thread out. I havent seen replays but I'm sure it was his awful kick that fizzed out to the left that gave them possession before the goal. I know there was some time between but we had all the play before and then they had a lengthy spell all from that throw in up to the goal. I would keep Cech as back up for his final year, sell Ospina and obviously bring in a new GK.
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  17. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    As a back up keeper he's great, but I'd rather see macey or martinez given a chance
  18. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Absolutely awful for Atletico's goal last night. Bad enough he's a midget, but coming out and going to ground as early is suicidal goalkeeping against a striker like Costa.
    Would rather see some of the young keepers get a chance over this clown.
    Bin Ospina, sign a new keeper in the summer, keep Cech as back-up and pray we don't need to use him much.
  19. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Get rid of the cup goalkeeper policy. It's complete stupidity. Have a 1st and 2nd choice keeper, plain and simple.
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  20. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Today he made sure that Wenger went out with a win.

    Well done! :)
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