1 Arsenal Player Effects Future of Liverpool Man

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Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina has today concluded his departure from the London club.

The Colombian shot-stopper has joined Italian side Napoli on an initial loan deal with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

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After losing Pepe Reina to rivals AC Milan this window, the Italian club was identifying number 1 targets for this season. David Ospina, Guillermo Ochoa and Simon Mignolet were all considered but in the end, the club went with the Colombian.

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From a Liverpool viewpoint, the transfer has thrown a little curveball into the future of Mignolet.

The Belgian number 2 has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool after the arrival of Alisson from Roma. The Brazilian goalkeeper has come in to be the number 1 at the club, leaving Loris Karius as his deputy. That leaves Mignolet third in the pecking order.

Both the Reds and Mignolet are after a permanent transfer this window. The goalkeeper is desperately in search of first-team football. However, as the days go by his options are also diminishing. With Napoli out of the equation, the Belgian international will have to look elsewhere for first-team football.

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