Ospina buzzing but ready for a testing Arsenal debut!

The signing of David Ospina was one of the least talked about Arsenal transfers of the summer, but I think that the capture of the Colombia international for around £3 million from the French club Nice was a very good pice of business from Arsene Wenger.

After all, the keeper is one of the most important positions in the team and Ospina showed at the World Cup that he was a real top quality player between the sticks, with great shot stopping and distribution and an excellent pair of hands when dealing with crosses.

The 26-year old is almost certain to start in the Capital One Cup against Southampton tonight and he has been telling Arsenal Player just how much he is looking forward to making his bow in front of the Emirates stadium crowd. The new stopper is expecting it to be a lively encounter as well and he knows that thge pace and intensity of football in England can often take players from overseas by surprise, so he has been working hard on certain parts of his game in order to cope.

Ospina said, “Every person I’ve had advice from remarks that English games have a lot of intensity.

“Games are very quick and direct. As a result, there are many set-pieces and the ball is crossing the air very frequently. I am trying to adapt to this style as soon as possible.

“I’ve been looking forward to playing since I arrived at the club. It’s really important to be patient, although it’s key as well to be ready to step up whenever the manager gives you a chance.

“It would definitely be more special [to make my debut at home]. If I made my first appearance in front of our crowd it would be a dream come true because the atmosphere at the Emirates is extraordinary.

“I would say that the club has a perfect football stadium. I’ve already been down there on the pitch [for first-team games]. In fact, that experience may help me understand how it would be like to defend Arsenal’s goal in the home games.”

Even though Wojciech Szczesny has been in good form so far this season, Ospina should give him a real challenge and, as we have seen, the Poland international needs that to push him and keep him on his toes. Let’s hope the new man has a good game and gets a clean sheet on his Arsenal debut…

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  1. henry12 says:


    1. muffdiver says:

      whos looking after your missus while u play david? londons a dangerous place – i can help- im charitable like that

    2. KickAssFan says:

      Bob, you guys should do something about this site. One can’t visit it directly, it takes u to old articles.

      1. CraigZWE says:

        Bob the builder, can he fix it. Yes he can

        I trust that’s the answer Bob

        1. KickAssFan says:

          Na, Bob’s been to busy recently fighting crimes. #BobTheCrimeFighter

  2. Dan.M says:

    Where can I watch the game today ?

    1. Johnny Y says:

      My dvr is recording the game on BEin sports.

    2. IrishGooner85 says:


  3. blip says:

    off topic

    Strongest team if everyones fit
    Sanchez Ozil Walcott
    Ramsey Flamini
    Gibbs Debuchy
    Kol Mert

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Welbeck over Giroud? Not too sure about that..

      1. muffdiver says:

        celia, honey , is that you?

        1. KickAssFan says:

          Lol! Some folks don’t get ur drift.

        2. KickAssFan says:

          Reminds me of Rumpelstilskin

  4. Twig says:

    Everyone knows Ospina will eventually be number one. One day, one of those Szczesny overconfidence in front of goal will result in great embarrassment.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Szczesny is a fantastic goalkeeper. Definitely should be our number one, he saved us from defeat against City with a few great saves, prevented a massacre in Dortmund and stopped Villa taking the early lead with a top save so they couldn’t park the bus like they did at Liverpool. Ospina has a lot to prove if he wants to take Szczesny’s spot. Szczesny is still only 24 and is getting better every season.

  5. Twig says:

    Falcao and Walcott both down with ACL
    Falcao already fit and firing
    While for Walcott it is Till next month,
    Till next month,
    Till next month,
    Till next month,
    Till next month,

    Great to be a gooner 😉

    1. muffdiver says:

      forget what falcao is doing twig- look up not down

  6. ruelando says:

    I hope he does well today, also like the look of Martinez, seems we really have 3 good keepers

  7. InWengerImlosingTrust says:

    This was one of our best weekends in a long time
    We won big away (clean sheet and 3 goals)
    Spuds lost
    United lost to Leicester after being two goals up
    Liverpool lost
    Chelski and Citeh draw against each other.

    Perfect weekend

    1. IrishGooner85 says:

      And the spuds also lost To west Brom 😀

  8. Nikhilesh says:

    Is this game telecasted in india? If yes which channel?
    Thank you.

  9. muffdiver says:

    not really bothered about this game- bad as it sounds.

    very curious about diaby and ospina though

  10. CraigZWE says:

    Yeah the game not airing here, would watch on my phones app, but data low.

    Trust you guys will keep us posted.

  11. KickAssFan says:

    Na, Bob’s been to busy recently fighting crimes. #BobTheCrimeFighter

  12. CraigZWE says:


  13. CraigZWE says:

    Sorry dude read your name wrong, haha.
    My apologies

  14. ChristopherHWinters says:

    Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Hayden, Coquelin, Rosicky, Diaby, Wilshere, Alexis, Campbell, Podolski

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