Columbia international and Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina has revealed that he will fight for a place in the first team of Arsenal next season, reports the Sun.
Ospina joined Arsenal from Nice in the summer of 2o14 but he was second to Wojciech Szczesny until he usurped the goalkeeper to a starting position in the first team of the Club. However, the signing of Petr Cech in 2015 reduced him to playing second fiddle for the Gunners.
Ospina has been heavily linked with a move to Turkish side Galatasaray but the 28-year-old has quelled reports that he will leave Arsenal this term. This report must have come as a boost for Arsene Wenger who is struggling to keep some players within his fold.
Confirming his decision to stay put at the Emirates, Ospina said:
“I have a contract here, I’m happy and I’m going to fight to the end, I want to continue and win a job.
“That’s what I’m working for, I’ve been working for three years and now I’m waiting for the opportunity.”
Ospina was used sparingly for the Gunners last term and he shone in all his cameos. He played in the Champions League and Cup game for Arsenal last season and knowing Arsene Wenger, he’ll want to keep the playing happy in the upcoming season by handing him game time in competitions other the Premier League.
Arsenal sold Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus this summer and Wenger will not allow another quality goalkeeper to depart the club.