In-demand Ospina makes decision over Arsenal future

Ross Gibson
David Ospina: Performance hailed by Wenger

David Ospina: Performance hailed by Wenger

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina vowed to stay at the club and fight for his first-team place, despite being the subject of interest from Turkish club Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old has been the Gunners’ back-up shot stopper for the past two seasons, with Petr Cech the preferred number one.

Despite Cech being Arsene Wenger’s first choice keeper in the Premier League, the Arsenal manager did give Ospina his chance to impress in the team’s cup outings last season.

Ospina featured in all eight of Arsenal’s Champions League ties, and played in all-but two of their FA Cup matches, including performing impressively in the final against Chelsea – a game he helped inspire the Gunners on to victory.

“I have a contract here, 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.” Ospina said.

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The decision of Ospina poses the question over Emiliano Martinez’s short-term future at the North London club.

The player has already been linked with a loan move away from the club, with Valencia one of the reported interested suitors.