Arsenal star’s move in doubt despite serious interest

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina’s potential move to Besiktas has been thrown into doubt.

The Colombian’s time at the Gunners appears to be over following the arrival of Bernd Leno.

Unai Emery also confessed in a press conference that the 29-year-old could leave.

"We only have three players – Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell – with the possibility to leave," said the Spaniard.

Despite the transfer window slamming shut in the Premier League on Thursday, European clubs can still do business until the end of August.

It was reported that Ospina had agreed terms with the Super Lig giants, but Turkish publication Sabah say otherwise.

They report that the shot-stopper has yet to give Besiktas an answer, potentially throwing a move into doubt.

Emery names three Arsenal players who could leave

Unai Emery has identified three players who could leave Arsenal at the end of the season, as he prepares for his opening Premier League fixture.

The Spaniard takes charge of his first competitive game as Gunners boss against Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday.

Emery spoke to the press ahead of the match, where he went through the various injuries to first team players and revealed his excitement.

He also explained how he has now assessed his Arsenal team during their pre-season tour of Asia and believes there are three players who could be sold at the end of the campaign.

"We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave," said Emery.

Latest on Ramsey’s contract

Unai Emery has spoken out on the importance of extending Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal contract ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Manchester City.

The Spaniard is looking forward to his first competitive match as Gunners manager and it isn’t an easy start with the blockbuster visit of the English champions.

Ramsey resumed training on Thursday and could even play this weekend despite suffering a calf injury in the warm-up for a pre-season friendly against Chelsea.

The 27-year-old has just 12 months left on his contract but is a mainstay in the midfield and Arsenal will be keen to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.

Although Emery emphasised that contract negotiations are always up to the club and individual players, he could not help urging them to reach an agreement.

"For me it’s very important he stays with us," he said.

"His experience here in Arsenal and the Premier League is very important and will give us all the information and performances in his quality.

"Then, the contract is for speaking with the club and the players."

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