Arsenal summer target still waiting to make debut for new club

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Guillermo Ochoa's move to Malaga has not yet gone the way he would have liked.

At this summer's World Cup there was no doubt which position had the best competition - the goalkeepers on show were overall tremendous.

The likes of Keylor Navas, Rais M'Bolhi and Tim Howard all shone in Brazil - while Manuel Neuer enhanced his reputation, with many now saying he might be the best goalkeeper of all time.

Then there was Mexico stopper Guillermo Ochoa. He was superb for the Central American outfit, in particular in a match saving performance against the hosts in the group stage.

And what made his performances more eye-catching was the fact his contract was expiring at French side AC Ajaccio.

That fact, coupled with his excellent performances in Brazil, saw many teams linked with his signature - including Arsenal.

The Gunners were looking for a top class competition for number one Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was said to be considering a move for the player but in the end he headed for Malaga. Wenger was nonplussed, he signed David Ospina from Nice - yet another World Cup goalkeeping star.

Ochoa arrived at Malaga as a replacement for previous number one Willy Caballero - who is now battling Joe Hart for the number one spot at Manchester City.

But things have not exactly gone to plan for Ochoa since his switch.

The Mexican arrived expecting to be the immediate number one but has been pegged back by the performances of Carlos Kameni. The Cameroonian stopper was once considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Manchester United and Arsenal were both linked with him during his time at Espanyol.

But he has struggled for first team football since joining Malaga in 2012, until now that is.

He has been one of the stand out performers from the early stages of La Liga and that form has left Ochoa, much like Ospina at Arsenal, watching from the bench so far.

Malaga face Getafe tomorrow with Kameni again expected to deputise, and Ochoa might want to get used to a place on the bench for the foreseeable future.

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