Is Ospina encouraging Falcao or Jackson Martinez to join Arsenal?

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Recent Gunners acquisition David Ospina has spoken of his desire for other Colombians to join him at his new club.

Above, is a photograph of three Colombia international-level players with Radamel Falcao - as he has been accustomed to until the recent FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil - taking centre stage for his country.

To the right of the AS Monaco striker is Jackson Martinez, a prolific goal-scorer for FC Porto.

Both players have been speculatively-linked with a transfer to North London amid perpetual reports that Arsene Wenger must bolster his striking options if the Frenchman has ambitions of improving on his club's seemingly customary fourth-place finish in the Premier League.

Interest in Falcao, an athlete valued at £52.8 million by, may not have had substance despite the Daily Star claiming the Gunners could capitalise on their Puma sponsorship to purchase the penalty-box predator who scored 70 goals from 91 games in all competitions for Atletico Madrid, before he transferred to the French Riveira.

Falcao is also coveted by Real Madrid, who wish to further reinforce their galactico-studded roster by adding Radamel to their completed purchase of James Rodriguez.

Martinez, meanwhile, has always represented a much more viable alternative, would command a lower transfer fee and is also hot in the box as he has struck 60 times since leaving South America two years ago.

While David Ospina is the first Colombian on the books at Arsenal, the goalkeeper is hopeful his signing will pave the way for others to follow.

He said: "I’m expecting to do very well so other Colombian players can also come here."

Is it feasible that Ospina is thinking of a Colombian striker considering the dearth of quality options at the Emirates Stadium?

Arsenal fans may well get a glimpse of Falcao this weekend even if the player is destined for a move to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as Monaco are one of four clubs contesting the Emirates Cup and there is an outside chance that Falcao will make an appearance.

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