The Colombian international number one has made himself a very popular figure among Arsenal fans since he was given a proper chance to show what he can do. Unfortunately for him and for Arsene Wenger, Ospina arrived at his new club carrying an injury over from the World Cup final in Brazil and after a couple of early games in the cup he suffered a recurrence of the problem and did not make his full Premier League debut until January.
But ever since he took over from the struggling Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal have stopped leaking goals and started climbing the table. But there are still plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with keepers like Petr Cech and Iker Casillas. These rumours seem to be generally welcomed by the Arsenal fans and amany of us still seem to see the Poland international as our future between the posts but why?
I have done a few stat comparisons between Ospina and some of the best keepers in England and he always comes out extremely well but for some reason we continue to question whether he has got the quality to lead Arsenal to glory. Maybe we should pay more attention to the stats because according to a Metro report, not only do Ospina’s stats stand up to his current rivals in the league, he is the best keeper ever to play more than 10 Premier League games. EVER!
At least on the key factors of clean sheets, goals conceded and shots saved at least and they seem to me to be pretty important numbers for a keeper. It seems to me that we feel that Ospina has not been properly tested yet but don’t forget that this is his debut season in England so maybe we can expect him to improve and at 26-years old there is plenty of time.
So should we be a bit more appreciative of this fantastic Arsenal player?