- Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea in a £18m deal from Arsenal on deadline day
- Giroud’s exit has seen David Ospina take over Arsenal’s dressing room music
- Ospina will be looking to start for Arsenal when they face AC Milan on Thursday
Luke Augustus for MailOnline
Olivier Giroud’s departure from Arsenal to Chelsea may have left them in a spin on the field but off it that hasn’t proven the case, according to David Ospina.
Giroud swapped north London for west London in a £18million deal on transfer deadline day – in a move that saddened many Arsenal supporters.
His exit from the Gunners squad also opened up a position for dressing room DJ – a role that Ospina says he has largely taken over along with defender Shkodran Mustafi.
David Ospina (left) has revealed he has taken over as Arsenal’s dressing room DJ
The Colombian took over the mantle from Olivier Giroud – once the latter joined Chelsea
‘Olivier [Giroud] used to be in charge of the selection but now that he’s gone to Chelsea sometimes I select the music, sometimes it’s [Shkodran] Mustafi,’ Ospina told the official Arsenal website.
‘We try to create a happy mood before we walk on to the pitch.
‘Recently we have been listening to a lot of J Balvin, a Colombian artist who produces really good music – it just makes us smile.
‘Afterwards, different people play all sorts of music but beforehand it’s always Reggaeton.’
Ospina is expected to start for Arsenal at AC Milan in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday
The change in music hasn’t brought a change in fortune for Arsene Wenger’s side though since Giroud left the club.
Since his exit, Arsenal have lost five of their seven matches in all competitions.
Wenger will be hoping to improve that record on Thursday when they travel to Italy to play AC Milan in the Europa League last 16.
Arsene Wenger will be hoping to see his Arsenal side stop their woeful run of results recently