David Ospina reflects on move from Nice to Arsenal in summer transfer window

David Ospina

David Ospina says that he is happy to have joined Arsenal from Nice in the summer.

David Ospina has been reflecting on his move from Nice to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The Colombia international goalkeeper joined the Premier League outfit from Nice in late July for a reported transfer fee of £3 million.

During his time in France, Ospina established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1 and was recruited by the Gunners to be the team’s second-choice goalkeeper.

Speaking of his move to Arsenal, the 26-year-old told the club’s official website: ‘Just after the World Cup my agent told me about this interest of Arsenal.

‘But you know that in these football negotiations you have to be patient until the clubs agree and the move is finally sealed. Fortunately in the end it worked out for everyone and this great opportunity was such great news for me’.

Ospina is currently out with a thigh injury and is not expected to recover full fitness until the New Year at least.

Even when he was fit, the former Atletico Nacional star could not get much competitive football and has yet to feature in the Premier League this campaign.

However, Ospina is happy to be at the Emirates Stadium and is determined to do his best for the club.

‘I was so happy to arrive in one of the best clubs in the world’, he said. ‘So from now on every bit of me will give its best at training so I can make the most of my chance once it comes’.

Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League table with 17 points from 11 matches, just a point behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

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