Arsenal 'keeper target criticises 'super-difficult' World Cup ball

Arsenal are chasing David Ospina, but he has the Brazuca ball on his mind at the moment.

Arsenal have a few problem areas that clearly need addressing this summer. They need a new striker, they need a new right-back and potentially a new defensive midfielder.

However, perhaps more important than all of the above, is a new goalkeeper.

Lukasz Fabianski joins Swansea City this summer while Emiliano Viviano's loan spell at the club from Palermo has come to an end - which leaves Wojciech Szczesny as the only proven goalkeeper in the Arsenal ranks.

Many a name is being linked with a move to the club in recent weeks, with one name in David Ospina catching the eye.

The Colombian number one goalkeeper has had a good season in France with OCG Nice and is now hoping to have a decent World Cup in Brazil - as dark horses Colombia come to terms with the absence of star player and goal-getter Radamel Falcao, out with a serious knee injury.

But Ospina has become the first keeper to bring up the topic of the football. At every World Cup variations are made to the football. In 2006 it was obvious that something had changed about that years sphere of leather. The moment Philipp Lahm and Torsten Frings thumped home sensational strikes against Costa Rica it was clear that their was some swing in the trajectory of the modern ball.

Eight years on and the complaint is back - with Arsenal scouted stopper Ospina stating on the topic of the new adidas Brazuca ball:

"We goalkeepers know that the passion in football comes from goals and we have to adapt to this new ball technology. The ball is super-difficult, it's very light, but we're working hard to adapt."

If Arsenal do snap him up, fan will hope he doesn't make excuses before a ball is even kicked in the Premier League season.

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