David Ospina
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Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of David Ospina, who becomes their third summer signing after Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy.

The Colombian goalkeeper made the switch from Ligue 1 outfit Nice for a reported fee of £3.2m and penned a four-year contract with the north London club. The 25-year-old was one of the stellar performers at the World Cup, helping Jose Pekerman's side reach the quarterfinals in Brazil.

The statement on Arsenal's official website reads: "David Ospina will join Arsenal Football Club on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. He arrives at Emirates Stadium from French side Nice, where he made 189 Ligue 1 appearances during a six-year spell.

"It is expected Ospina will make his first Arsenal appearance at the Emirates Cup, which takes place at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome David to the Club. The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was chasing a goalkeeper since Lukasz Fabianski left the Emirates for Swansea City. The 64-year-old needed a strong candidate, who will relegate his first choice shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny to the bench.

"David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia. He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"I've known him for a long time because he played for Nice and he went there a few years ago and slowly became a very important player for them," the French manager added.

"Hugo Lloris [currently Tottenham Hotspur] played for Nice before he moved to Lyon and after he moved they played Ospina. He had a big impact straight away and Lloris was not an easy player to replace. I felt that he did very well at the World Cup," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Arsenal look poised to make their fourth summer signing as well. Southampton's versatile right-back Calum Chambers looks set to join as Wenger admitted that paying £16m for the 19-year-old Saints' academy product is a gamble.