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Arsenal confirmed the arrival of Colombian international goalkeeper David Ospina on Sunday, with the 25-year-old set to add competition for places behind first choice shot stopper Wojciech Szczesny. The most famous Colombian goalkeeper, Rene Higuita, became a household name after his famous scorpion kick save against England, and Ospina admitted that he looks up to the maverick custodian, and that he feels a great sense of pride at becoming just the seventh Colombian to play in the Premier League.
"Rene is a legend - there was a before and an after Higuita for us goalkeepers," Ospina told Arsenal Player. "He was the first one to start playing with his feet and he will always be a reference for all goalkeepers. I’m happy he is well remembered worldwide."
"I very much [feel I am representing Colombia with this move]. Colombians are very happy about everything that is going on with their players, so we have to give our best on the pitch in order to leave our country well represented."
Meanwhile, playmaker Santi Cazorla has been repeatedly linked with a move back to his native Spain with Atletico Madrid, but rather than sign for them, the 29-year-old has called for the Gunners to take inspiration from Diego Simeone's men. Atletico won the La Liga title this year and lost in the Champions League final, drawing plaudits from many - and Cazorla thinks Arsenal should follow their lead.
"Atletico are good example to follow," said Cazorla. "Atletico and Arsenal have to play the same way, but everyone is looking to win titles.
In transfer news, whilst the Gunners have added four new faces already in Ospina, Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy, there could be more arrivals to come. Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa continues to be linked with a move to North London amidst violence in Ukraine, and the 23-year-old is allegedly still a target for manager Arsene Wenger.