Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has revealed that he is prepared to stay and fight for his position despite the arrival of Petr Cech, the Mirror reports.
Following Cech’s arrival from Chelsea, Ospina was expected to be the fall guy with reports suggesting that he was set for a move to Fenerbahce this summer, as the report suggests.
However, after exiting the Copa America tournament at the semi-final stage with Colombia, Ospina seems to have a desire to remain at the club and challenge Cech for the No.1 jersey.
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“I have always had to fight for the title position at all of my clubs,” Ospina was quoted as saying in the publication.
“You expect a big club like Arsenal to improve the squad, but you must always impress the manager in training.”
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Ospina replaced Wojciech Szczesny as our first choice goalkeeper in January and did well to steady a previously edgy back four. However, his limitations were exposed as the weeks wore on, with the former Nice man lacking the stature to dominate his area.
With all three of our goalkeepers arguably the first choice for their national sides, neither one of them would want to settle for a permanent role on the bench.
One of our goalkeepers from last term is expected to depart with Cech set to take the position between the sticks for a number of years.