Arsenal made quite a few additions to the First Team Squad last summer, and other than the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, perhaps our best buy was the Colombian keeper David Ospina. Since he has displaced Wojciech Szczesny between the sticks, Ospina has been instrumental to us going on a long winning run which has seen us move up to second in the table, and he believes that their new-found success is totally down to Wenger’s management.
“I think that we have created our own way of playing,” Ospina said on the official Arsenal website. “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,” he continued. “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.”
One can only have praise for the way Ospina patiently waited for his chance to prove himself in the team, and then grabbed his opportunities with both hands (sorry I couldn’t resist that one!). If he can keep another clean sheet against Chelsea this weekend, I will stop suggesting that Arsenal should buy Petr Cech this summer…..