There is something that I must say first about the latest stats on the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina. The stats comparison that I have done between the recent Gunners signing and other top Premier League keepers, including his club rival Wojciech Szczesny, are based on Premier League games only.
That means that they do not include Ospina´s two Champions League games, with the latest against Monaco having seen him concede three goals and put in perhaps his worst performance in an Arsenal shirt. But he was not alone in that and maybe that should be viewed as an aberration.
I have done similar stats comparisons before about Ospina but the more games he plays the more the stats will give a true picture of how he is doing. The first two times his stats were amazing and showed him doing better than all the big names at rival clubs, like Courtois, De Gea and Lloris.
Surprisingly though, the Arsenal stopper is not only keeping that up but getting better, according to Squawka.com.
His overall score of 37.46 per 90 minutes is over THREE TIMES BIGGER than that of his closest rival Courtois, with 11.77 and that is because Ospina is either the best, or right up there, in all the categories that matter, such as saves per game, saves per goal, clean sheets, goals conceded, punches and catches completed.
And despite the Monaco mauling, Ospina came back and played a great game under pressure against Everton, making some great saves and quick brave decisions to help our defenders. So how long can we keep saying that the stats are giving us a false impression?