Arsenal's David Ospina reflects on English football and ‘great players’ who helped him

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David Ospina has been speaking about his first few months as an Arsenal player.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has been talking to the club’s official website about the Gunners’ recent defensive record and his impressions of English football thus far.

The 26-year-old Colombian international has played the club’s last two Premier League matches, against Stoke City and Manchester City, and he has kept clean-sheets in his last three appearances for the club.

Wojciech Szczesny was back between the posts for the 3-2 FA Cup fourth round victory against Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, but Ospina has shown enough to suggest he could well be Arsenal’s first-choice stopper moving forward.

Speaking about playing behind Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, Ospina said, “They’ve helped a lot. They are great players and great people. That has really helped me.”

Hailing Arsenal’s recent clean-sheets as team efforts, the summer signing then went on to reveal his feelings about English football having now experienced all three domestic competitions.

“You have to be focused for the entire 90 minutes because you can score or concede at any moment,” he said.

“The football here is really physical and nobody wants to give an inch.”

Having had to wait patiently for his Premier League debut due to a spell on the side-lines, the Arsenal ‘keeper has now clearly seized his chance and Szczesny will find it hard to get back into the team for the vital league encounters to come.

Following his outstanding World Cup performances, he is finally proving to Arsenal fans that they could have a new hero on their hands.

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