With Arsenal now sitting in second place in the Premier League table and heading for a second successive Wembley FA cup final and on an amazing run of form, with 21 wins and one draw from our last 25 games, the calls from some Arsenal fans and members of the football media have pretty much gone away.
But you just know that it will not take much to bring the AOBs out in force again, so our new keeper David Ospina and his warm words of praise for his new manager will be very welcome for the Frenchman. The Colombia international star is one of the big success stories of the season for the Gunners, but there are plenty more, like Alexis Sancez, Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil.
Ospina explained to Arsenal Player that he thinks all of the players’ performances, as well as the strong team spirit, the fluency and style can all be credited to our long serving boss. He also feels grateful to the Prof for the chance to shine at Arsenal and is clearly relishing the chance to be part of something special with the Gunners for some years.
Ospina said, “I think that we have created our own way of playing.
“We have excellent players at our disposal but now we have to keep on track. We have a brilliant manager in charge who has been able to put us on course for where we want to go.
“The defence I play with is full of experienced players who have played many games in strong national teams. It has helped for sure. We take pride in doing things well and I’m sure we can achieve a lot.
“I adapted to the English style and the style required by the team quickly. I tried to put it into practice in the role I play in the team, in the best way possible.
“I have to thank all the fans for the experience they’ve given me. It’s been important to me and this team, and has been a great source of pride for me. As I’ve always said, I will always try my best and dedicate myself to the team, and I hope I will be able to give my all until the end for Arsenal.”
Everything really does seem to be going our way right now but do you think we can keep this up into next season and put Arsenal right at the top of English football once more? And if so, would you want Wenger to stay even longer than another two years?