David Ospina Admits He’s Happy About Wenger’s Selection Method

Petr Cech has remained as Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper in the Premier League but Colombia international David Ospina has been the No1 in the first three Champions League games of the campaign – while third keeper Emiliano Martinez also got his chance in the EFL Cup victory over Nottingham Forest.

Asked by IBTimes UK whether Wenger promised that Champions League role to stay at Arsenal during the summer transfer window, Ospina said: “That was the plan but is not definitive. Let’s wait and see what happens (in the coming games of the Champions League).”

The 28-year-old keeper admitted that he snubbed other clubs to stay at the Emirates Stadium because he wants to establish himself at Arsenal.

“There have always been things (with other clubs). But my present is at Arsenal. I still have contract here. I want to establish myself here. There is a healthy competition with great goalkeepers and I will wait for my chance,” he said.

The keeper has taken all the opportunities in Europe with both hands, having only conceded one goal in three games, during the Champions League 1-1 draw with Paris St Germain.

“I am happy. The team is in a good form and I am trying to seize my chances. My idea has always been to play but there is a healthy competition. We all want to play. I got a chance (against Ludogorets) and tried to take the most of it,” he said.

“One always would like to play more regularly but I have to be prepared, training hard for my opportunities. This (the rotation between Cech and him) is the situation right now and I try to use it in the best way.”


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