Report: Arsene Wenger blocks David Ospina's Arsenal exit despite goalkeeping wanting move to Turkey

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The Colombian has largely been relegated to the bench since Petr Cech arrived in the summer.

Arsene Wenger has blocked a proposed move that would see David Ospina leave Arsenal for Turkish side Besiktas on loan, according to The Sun.

The Sun reports that the Colombian wants to leave the Emirates due to a lack of first-team football this season, but his manager has decided to not let him go due to a lack of options in the goalkeeping department, with Wojciech Szcesny currently out on loan with Serie A side Roma. 

Wenger has taken his stance despite the fact that the 27-year-old has not played for the Gunners since September, largely due to the summer arrival of Petr Cech.

While Ospina was seemingly given the gloves for cup and Champions League fixtures initially - with Cech being first choice in the Premier League - a clanger in the surprise defeat to Olympiakos led to calls for the former Chelsea stopper to remain between the sticks for every game, meaning that the only first-team action that Ospina has seen in recent months has come on international duty. 

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