I must admit that I feel sorry for the Arsenal and Colombia international keeper David Ospina. The Arsenal fans seem to have taken the 26-year old to our hearts since he recovered from his World Cup injury problems and got the chance to play, but everyone else seems to see him as some sort of butter fingered clown.
THere has been little evidence of this and his mistake between the sticks against West Brom yesterday wwas probably his first real error in his 18 game Premier League career, but all we hear from the football media is how the Gunners need a top class keeper to have any chance of winning the league.
Well according to the Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger agrees as we are supposedly on the brink of signing Petr Cech from Chelsea. According to a Metro report, however, this is not a concern to Ospina and he is happy to stay in north London and challenge the Czech Republic international for the Arsenal number one shirt.
He has been linked with a move away and a number of clubs in Italy are supposed to be very keen but Ospina has the confidence in his own ability to believe that he can continue to prove himself in the Premier League with Arsenal. Considering that he has a better record of clean sheets per game than Joe Hart who won the BPL Golden Gloves this season, who can blame him?
Ospina has also conceded fewer goals per game that any of the highly rated big name keepers in England and to highlight the fact that he has done this despite Arsenal being an attacking and open team rather than because, he has more saves for each goal as well.
So if anyone leaves the club it is likely to be Wojciech Szczesny but will Ospina really be able to hold off the challenge of Cech?