£3m Arsenal signing settling well in 'beautiful' London

David Ospina says that he is settling in well at Arsenal following his summer move to the club.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina says that he is settling in well at his new side. 

The Colombian shot-stopper is yet to make an appearance for the Gunners following a summer move, but he feels that he has acclimatised well to his new surroundings.

"I feel very well and already settled," he told Arsenal's official website. "At Arsenal you can really focus on your job since the club provides with anything you may need. Once settled, I am trying to make the most of this opportunity I’ve been given.

"London is great. It’s a beautiful enjoyable city in which there are many things to do. Besides, there are very good schools, which is a positive thing for my daughter. Living in London is a nice challenge for both my career and life."

Arsenal have a number of Spanish-speaking stars in their team, including Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, and Ospina has revealed that it has helped having others he can communicate with as he continues to develop his English. 

"It helps a lot having Spanish-speaking team-mates," he said. "I remember that during my spell in Nice no one was able to speak Spanish with me. That made things a bit more difficult for me. I am glad I have Spanish-speaking footballers around.

"Physically I feel strong and one hundred per cent recovered. I was injured when I arrived to the team and that’s not an ideal situation. Injuries don’t help at all when you are trying to settle in, but thank God now I am in a good condition."

Ospina was brought to Arsenal in a deal worth around £3 million from Nice. Wenger had spotted the goalkeeper at the World Cup, where he was a mainstay in the impressive Colombian side who narrowly exited following defeat against Brazil in the quarter-finals, and was convinced enough to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

Ospina will be looking to displace Wojciech Szczesny between the sticks at the London club. The Poland international has monopolised the goalkeeping spot in the team for some time at Arsenal, but this is the most competition he has ever been under to perform.

Previously Szczesny has been clearly the most talented in his position at the club, but Ospina is a proven goalkeeper of international standards, and he will be ready to make the step up should the Pole's form drop.

So far Wenger's current number one has done a decent job, but he will be keen to keep this good form up otherwise he could find himself playing second fiddle. 

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