Despite the fact that the Arsenal and Colombian international number one has played just over half the amount of Premier League games as his Poland international rival Wojciech Szczesny this season, David Ospina has kept more clean sheets and made more punches and catches.
A quick look at the stats comparison between the two on Squawka.com would not make pleasant reading for Shezzer, especially the total score made up from all the factors. Ospina´s 301 compared to his rivals´s meagre 40 explains exactly why there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking Arsene Wenger with a summer transfer move for a new keeper.
Most of them have been about the out of favour Chelsea man Petr Cech and he is a quality keeper, but then I saw this Metro report claiming that Cech could be set for a loan move to Southampton to cover for the injured England international Fraser Forster, and I realised that Forster is the keeper Arsenal should be targeting.
Add his stats into the Squawka.com comparison and you will see why. Until his injury Forster was leading all of his BPL rivals in the important areas like clean sheets and goals conceded, and this is his first season with the Saints.
He did a similar sort of thing at Celtic, setting all sorts of records for his keeping. It might take a little more than £10 million for Arsenal to get him, as that is what they paid for him a year ago, but with Cech available from Chelsea I don’t think it would be too hard to persuade them to sell. Forster, for me, is the better keeper and at 27-years old is only just reaching his prime.
What do you think Gooners?