David Ospina has vowed to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place in the team despite constant rumours of a move away from the club (via The Sun).
When Arsenal had four first-team goalkeepers in the squad two weeks ago, it was assumed that two of them would be leaving.
Wojciech Szczesny did leave for Juventus, leaving Petr Cech, Emi Martinez and David Ospina between the sticks at the Emirates.
Ospina was the most likely candidate to exit with reports of a move to Galatasaray. That never materialised and now, the Colombian has stated his intention to stay at the Emirates.
“I have a contract here,” Ospina told The Sun. “I’m happy and I’m going to fight to the end, I want to continue and win a job.
“That’s what I’m working for, I’ve been working for three years and now I’m waiting for the opportunity.”
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Ospina was mostly deployed in cup competitions last season and it seems unlikely that that would change. It was assumed that the Colombian would move on, allowing Emi Martinez to be more involved in the first-team. Ospina looks ready to fight for his place which is exactly the right sort of attitude but in doing so, it will have a negative effect on Martinez’s development.