Former Tottenham Hotspur star Pat Jennings is a big fan of Arsenal’s David Ospina and admires the way he dominates his area, The Sun report.
The Colombian goalkeeper joined the Gunners from Nice last summer and spent the first half of the season playing back-up to regular shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny.
However, following the Polish international’s recent dip in form, Ospina has been given his chance to impress boss Arsene Wenger and stake his claim as the club’s number one.
Since the turn of the year, the 26-year-old has helped the North Londoners to three Premier League victories without conceding a goal – including a 2-0 win at Manchester City.
Ospina has been faultless so far and his burgeoning reputation has prompted former Spurs man Jennings to speak highly of him ahead of this weekend’s North London derby.
“Ospina has come in and done fantastically. I’m really impressed with what I have seen of him. Even in the 5-0 against Villa last week, he made one brilliant save,” he was quoted as saying by The Sun.
“The thing I like about him is that he comes and gets the crosses anywhere in the box. He’s not coming out and flapping, he’s holding them.”
Saturday’s North London derby is arguably the most anticipated in recent years given the importance in the race for a top four spot and each clubs’ respective good form.
In striker Harry Kane and midfielder Christian Eriksen, the Lilywhites have a genuine goal scoring threat and Ospina will have to be on top form in order to preserve his run of clean sheets.