The Colombian international has been linked with the Blues over the last week or so following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea who would be the presumptive first-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates.
That would move Ospina into a second-string role despite an impressive season with the Gunners in 2014-15 and some inspirational performances in the Copa America this summer.
Ospina was asked by AS Colombia about the prospect of joining Everton, one of a few options he has available to him if speculation is correct, and while he would be interested, he admits he really wants to stay at Arsenal.
"[Everton] are a very competitive team, which showed significant things during last season.
"With a good manager and they play good football; it is a team to take into account and a great possibility.
“There are some possibilities, but my mind is at Arsenal. I want to go there. “I and my family are very happy in London so I hope to respect the contract, which has four years left on it.”
Quotes sourced from AS Colombia via Inside Futbol
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1 Posted 10/07/2015 at 16:01:06
Martinez does not see replacing the 'keeper as a priority and with the limited funds we have I'd rather the cash go on a decent centre back and a classy No 10.
2 Posted 10/07/2015 at 16:18:31
And yes, I agree Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from the looks of it, we'll be continuing with the same goalkeeping options of last season. Let's just pray that both Howard
3 Posted 10/07/2015 at 16:32:58
Incidentally Ogbonna has officially signed for West Ham; he could have been a really useful acquisition for us, a big powerful guy perhaps in a similar mould to Distin or Lescott.
I'm still not sure where we are going to get this central defender or creative midfielder though, and let's not forget we need a centre-forward. If anyone doubts we need a striker, just look at the amount of games we fired blanks in after Christmas.
4 Posted 10/07/2015 at 16:46:54
5 Posted 10/07/2015 at 17:15:11
6 Posted 10/07/2015 at 17:14:54
7 Posted 10/07/2015 at 17:18:11
The thought of Howard being last line of defence is again a scary one isn't it? Some of his antics last summer were bizarre to say the least, rushing out laying on the ball outside the box at Sunderland still has me shaking my head in disbelief, too many to mention with the fella!
Sadly though it's highly unlikely Martinez will see these faults and potential game-changing antics and we''ll be stuck questioning more of the same next season.
8 Posted 10/07/2015 at 17:25:04
I have never rated him and it was the moment he fell on the ball with his chest that really irritated me. The arrogance of the man, there was no need to do it other than to create drama and make himself the centre of attention.
As I said before, getting him out would be our best piece of business done for years.
9 Posted 10/07/2015 at 17:32:56
I have never totally forgotten Howard's limp wrist in the 2009 Cup Final from a relatively tame Lampard shot which proved the winner.
10 Posted 10/07/2015 at 18:05:27
11 Posted 10/07/2015 at 18:05:04
12 Posted 10/07/2015 at 18:15:43
13 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:06:51
14 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:13:05
I believe the Shaqiri to stoke leak was to alert better clubs to his availability - we should be in there, though I can't see it happening!
15 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:28:27
16 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:41:08
17 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:51:34
I recall that Kenwyn Jones header at the Britannia, it was December 2012 was it not?
One of my biggest gripes also with Howard is why does he so often end up behind the goal-line before the ball has even crossed it?
Search a few season review DVDs from recent season's to get a gist of what I mean. He resembles a house spider captured in a box, flippin all arms and legs flailing everywhere but no real coordination of where he is.
18 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:57:04
19 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:59:36
21 Posted 10/07/2015 at 21:38:26
22 Posted 10/07/2015 at 21:54:40
Won't happen until the Human Starfish leaves. And I can't see that happening anytime soon.
23 Posted 10/07/2015 at 22:48:24
24 Posted 10/07/2015 at 23:35:14
26 Posted 11/07/2015 at 09:35:29
27 Posted 11/07/2015 at 10:29:01
28 Posted 11/07/2015 at 11:31:48
Harold, what about the glamourous Coleen and all her glamourous mates that she could be hobnobbing with on Scotty Road.
29 Posted 11/07/2015 at 16:17:56
I recently watched Ospina in the Copa de Americas against Argentina and even though Colombia lost on pens I kid you not that particular night Ospina was nothing short of sensational! Saved everything Argentina could throw at them including Messi at his sublime best!
I really hope we sign this guy!
31 Posted 11/07/2015 at 20:06:24
Seems that Martinez thinks Howard is good enough so this is a non-starter.
Hope he can abandon caution and find a centre back and playmaker he hasn't managed yet.
Loans at the end of August is my prediction.
32 Posted 12/07/2015 at 08:15:32
I find it amazing when you look at his stats season on season, then he has one bad one and everyone comes out with all the same old "get rid" stuff.
People have very short memories of the dark days of our glut of shit keepers post-Big Nev.
Colin Metcalfe: "I recently watched Ospina in the Copa de Americas against Argentina and even though Colombia lost on pens I kid you not that particular night Ospina was nothing short of sensational! Saved everything Argentina could throw at them including Messi at his sublime best!"
Did you also happen to watch a certain Tim Howard during the World Cup last year? Every dog has his day, and every keeper has his off-day. It's massively highlighted when a goalkeeper struggles, and Tim Howard has been easily the best keeper we've had since Martyn, and before him, Southall.
I'm not directly comparing Howard to Southall by the way, there isn't a keeper dead or alive that compares to Big Nev in my humble opinion.
33 Posted 14/07/2015 at 11:36:39
34 Posted 14/07/2015 at 19:10:25
35 Posted 14/07/2015 at 19:29:16
I don't think they need Ospina.
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