Tag: Napoli

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Great news for Arsenal as David Ospina declared fit for Napoli

David Ospina is back in training and hopes to face Arsenal in the Europa League according to his father, Hernan, in news that will warm the hearts of Arsenal fans everywhere.
Napoli's Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne celebrates after scoring an equalizer during the Italian Serie A football match Sassuolo vs Napoli on March 10, 2019 at the Mapei Stadium-Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Bad news for Arsenal ahead of Napoli game

Napoli are set to welcome Lorenzo Insigne back into their squad for their Europa League tie with Arsenal that kicks off this Thursday.
Napoli's fans wave a giant flag showing former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona prior the UEFA Champions League group F football match between SSC Napoli and Arsenal FC at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples on December 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

No other choice: Arsenal predicted XI v Napoli

Arsenal’s first leg Europa League quarter-final against Napoli is almost upon us so it’s time to try and work out who will start the game at Ashburton Grove on Thursday night.
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Napoli's Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne celebrates after scoring an equalizer during the Italian Serie A football match Sassuolo vs Napoli on March 10, 2019 at the Mapei Stadium-Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Massive boost for Napoli ahead of Arsenal game

Napoli are set to welcome Lorenzo Insigne back into their squad for their Europa League tie with Arsenal that kicks off this Thursday.
Napoli's fans wave a giant flag showing former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona prior the UEFA Champions League group F football match between SSC Napoli and Arsenal FC at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples on December 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Carlo Ancelotti calls for Napoli improvement ahead of Arsenal after weekend disappointment

Carlo Ancelotti has called on his Napoli side to up their game ahead of their match against Arsenal after they drew 1-1 at home with Genoa on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's third goalwith Granit Xhaka during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Unai Emery delivers double blow for Arsenal ahead of Napoli game

Arsenal will face Napoli on Thursday night without Granit Xhaka or Laurent Koscielny after Unai Emery gave updates on the fitness of the two players.
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Robert Pires: Arsenal contacted former Chelsea boss to replace Arsene Wenger

Robert Pires has admitted Arsenal contacted Carlo Ancelotti before they ultimately hired Unai Emery, and the Italian is a manager Pires would have liked to play for.
EMPOLI, ITALY - JANUARY 16: Ismael Bennacer of Empoli FC looks on during training session on January 16, 2019 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Former Gunner stars in win over Napoli: Should Arsenal activate purchase clause?

21-year-old Ismael Bennacer was one of the stars of the show as Empoli defeated Napoli on Wednesday, and the former Gunner could yet end up back with Arsenal.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal will get €4m: Arsenal loanee wants permanent move says father

David Ospina’s father has said that the player still wants to sign for Napoli even if he won’t be first choice at the club.
Napoli's forward from Italy Lorenzo Insigne reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs Atalanta on February 25, 2017 at San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Blow for Napoli as star suffers injury setback: Could miss Arsenal clash

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has suffered a setback in his recovery from injury, which could now put his participation in Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final clash in doubt.
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Carlo Ancelotti gives Kalidou Koulibaly transfer update

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is not going to leave the club this summer, despite links to Arsenal and Manchester United, among others.

Arsenal DID try to buy 27-year-old from Napoli in January says agent

Arsenal DID make a move to try and sign Kevin Malcuit from Napoli in January.
Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina (L) resumes playing after being injured during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs Udinese at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Hermann / AFP)

Treatment of Arsenal man criticised

The treatment of David Ospina in Napoli that resulted in the goalkeeper collapsing and having to spend time in hospital has been criticised by a leading brain charity.
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Napoli star insists they have to be confident against Arsenal given recent form

Dries Mertens expects a tough tie against Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-final, but he thinks his team have to be confident going into the game.
PARMA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: Carlo Ancelotti head coach of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Ennio Tardini on February 24, 2019 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Fascinating: Carol Ancelotti reacts to Napoli drawing Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti has called Napoli's quarter-final against Arsenal in the Europa League a 'difficult but very fascinating challenge'.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Let's go! Arsenal goal hero reacts to Napoli draw

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can't wait to face his friends in the Europa League quarter-final after Arsenal were drawn against Napoli.
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Napoli suffer triple injury blow ahead of Arsenal clash

Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, Vlad Chiriches and Amadou Diawara have all suffered injury blows ahead of the international break, but they're likely to return in time to face Arsenal.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee free to play against them thanks to UEFA rule

UEFA rules will allow David Ospina to play for Napoli against Arsenal in their Europa League quarter-final clash, but whether he will is another matter.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 04: Pablo Fornals of Malaga CF celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Malaga CF at Mestalla stadium on December 4, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Napoli challenge Arsenal for €30m midfielder: Just waiting on player's approval

Napoli want to sign Pablo Fornals this summer, but they're in competition with Arsenal for the player's signature and the midfielder is yet to give his approval to a move.

Deal all but agreed: Arsenal star to join Serie A side for €4m

Napoli are close to signing David Ospina on a permanent basis, with a €4m deal all but agreed for the summer, according to reports in Italy.

Player's father says it's "wonderful news" his son is leaving Arsenal

David Ospina's father Hernan says it's 'wonderful news' that Napoli plan to sign his son permanently, after recent comments from manager Carlo Ancelotti on the issue.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Italians make decision, Arsenal will get €4m

Napoli appear to have changed their mind again and are now going to keep David Ospina at the end of the season.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Awful news as club back out of Arsenal deal

Arsenal could find themselves still in charge of one David Ospina when the season ends as Napoli look to get out of their obligation to buy the player.

Arsenal loan goalkeeper dropped despite three consecutive clean sheets

David Ospina has lost the number one spot at Napoli to Alex Meret in the last couple of months, despite the Colombian showing good form when he is in the team.

Arsenal hold up Napoli deal for Algerian 21-year-old

Napoli are still waiting for Arsenal's approval so they can sign Ismael Bennacer from Empoli.
EMPOLI, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Ismael Bennacer of Empoli FC during training session on January 9, 2019 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Club president confirms midfielder 'destined' for summer exit: Arsenal have purchase clause

Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi has spoken out over the rumours surrounding former Gunner Ismael Bennacer and the transfer links to Napoli.
EMPOLI, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Ismael Bennacer of Empoli FC during training session on January 9, 2019 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Arsenal reject €12m midfielder offer, will receive £3.6m instead

Arsenal have turned down the chance to re-sign Ismael Bennacer and will, instead, pick up 30% of his fee.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee earns praise once again after winning his team a point

David Ospina returned to the Napoli starting lineup over the weekend, after a few league games on the bench, and he impressed the media keeping a clean sheet against AC Milan.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: David Ospina of Arsenal celebrates after Hector Bellerin of Arsenal scored the 3rd arsenal goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Forgotten Arsenal man's father confirms plan to leave, Arsenal will get €3.5m

David Ospina's father has confirmed that the player wants to sign for Napoli on a permanent deal after his loan with the Italians concludes.
TOPSHOT - Colombian footballer James Rodriguez poses with fans as he takes his seat at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid before thet start of the second leg match of the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final Between River Plate and Boca Juniors, on December 9, 2018. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)

'He has done well everywhere' says star's father-in-law amid Arsenal loan links

James Rodriguez's father-in-law had admitted that Juventus and a Premier League side are interested in the player.
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: David Ospina of Napoli celebrates his sides second goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal forgotten man praises loan manager for giving him confidence

David Ospina has said that he enjoys playing for Carlo Ancelotti as the manager has given him ‘confidence’.

Arsenal set for yet another transfer battle with Napoli for promising midfielder

Arsenal are set to take on Napoli in the transfer market once again, this time for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.

Key fitness issue pushes club to finalise transfer of Arsenal star early

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is planning to complete the transfer of David Ospina from Arsenal early, due to fitness concerns with alternate goalkeeper Alex Meret.
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Arsenal loanee set to make his transfer permanent in January

Napoli could make David Ospina's loan transfer to Italy permanent as soon as January, according to reports in Italy.

'Reliable and experienced': Surprising Arsenal loanee earning high praise from local media

David Ospina is earning a lot of praise from the local media in Italy, after making a positive start to life with Napoli.

Arsenal star's father confirms loan club want to keep him

David Ospina's father, Hernan, says Napoli want to keep his son at the club regardless of whether he reaches the minimum number of appearances for the season.
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Arsenal withdraw €12m offer for World Cup star

Arsenal almost signed Croatian defender Domogoj Vida in the summer transfer window but were scuppered by Besiktas’s demands that they include David Ospina in...
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Club decide to take up purchase option on Arsenal loanee: He won't return

Napoli are planning to activate David Ospina's purchase option to keep him at the club, regardless of whether he reaches 30 appearances or not.
TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ospina of SSC Napoli during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

Forgotten Arsenal man wins praise from foreign media

David Ospina is earning a lot of praise in Italy for his recent performances for Napoli, and he looks to be nailing down a starting spot in goal for the side.