I have been a big fan of the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina this season, well since he recovered from the injury problems he brought with him to north London from the World Cup finals in Brazil anyway. But it does not seem to matter how well Ospina plays, because there have been almost constant calls for Arsenal to sign a `proper´ keeper.
But ever since he took the gloves for the Gunners after Szczesny compunded a poor performance in Southampton by being caught enjoying a crafty ciggy in the showers, the Colombian has done everything asked of him and more, highlighted by his stats being better than all the best Premier League keepers like De Gea, Courtois, Lloris and Cech´s from last season. Check out the comparison here on Squawka.com.
Maybe the answer is in his size of just 6ft. As suggested by a report in The Guardian, the Premier League seems to have become obsessed with giant goalies in recent years but just because Chelsea, Man City and Man United have keepers over 6ft 4in does not necessarily mean that we have to.
Some of the best players ever to put on gloves have been the same sort of size as Ospina including; Shilton, Clemence, Casillas and Valdes. Real Madrid and Barcelona both signed new keepers last summer and both Claudio Bravo and Keylor Navas are the same stature as the current Arsenal number one. So should we just forget his size and focus on his saves instead?