As it became more and more clear that the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting us with the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech were right on the money, there was a great feeling of expectation among us Arsenal fans about what difference the talented and experienced stopper would make to our title credentials.
The only question was whether it would be the Poland international Wojciech Szczesny or the Colombian number one David Ospina that would be the second choice for the Gunners. A lot of us wanted Ospina but it seemed that he would not be happy as Cech’s understdy and would be moving on this summer.
I could not have blamed him as his performances for Arsenal proved his talent and that he deserved regular game time. But now it appears that Ospina does want to stay with Arsenal after all, as reported by the Spanish sports daily MundoDeportivo. He also talked about the transfer rumours linking him to Everton, although his preference is clear.
Ospina said, “I want to continue with Arsenal. I am very happy in London and so are my family. Because of this I hope to complete my four year contract with the club.”
He said he would use the rest of his holiday to analyse the situation and then talk it over with Arsene Wenger. He also said that it would be great to work with Cech and that he hoped to learn a lot from the former Chelsea star. So what has caused this change of mind? I have to assume it is that he can see that Arsenal have a great chance of wiining the Premier League this season and that he has a chance to be a part of great things with a great club.