Had Connected With Fenerbahce, Ospina Now Focus On Arsenal
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is determined to stay at the club and compete with Petr Cech to get the number one goalkeeper position.
Ospina, 28, has been widely linked with a move to Fenerbahce in the transfer market this summer. But as time goes by, rumors about his move are easing.
The Colombian said he was happy to stay at the Emirates Stadium this season. Ospina will do their best to get a chance to play regularly.
“I have a contract here, I am happy and I will fight to the end, I want to continue my game and win my place. That’s what I’m doing, I’ve been playing for three years and now I’m waiting for this opportunity, “said Ospina.
Ospina get rid of Wojciech Szczesny to gain a major position in the 2014-15 season. But then he must be willing to be a backup Cech after the player came from Chelsea two years ago.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has repeatedly called the goalkeeper a world-class goalkeeper. Wenger also convinced him to survive in the transfer market last summer after promising him a role in the Champions League.
Ospina played in eight Arsenal Champions League matches last season and was also their main goalkeeper in the FA Cup competition. Arsenal have sold Szczesny to Juventus and may be reluctant to part with their second goalkeeper. Of course it’s in order to compete in many competitions next season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has returned to the club’s training base despite rumors about his future still in circulation. Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the 28-year-old. But Arsenal are not willing to sell their stars.
Sanchez, if fit, will likely be included in the Arsenal squad for the Community Shield match against Chelsea at Wembley this weekend. After that Arsenal will start the league by facing Leicester City.
Having missed the last four at the end of last season, there is a lot of pressure on the Arsenal squad to reclaim their place in the Premier League next season. (Source: ESPN, Daily Mail)