David Ospina determined to stay at Arsenal next season

David Ospina

He has, however, spoken positively about potential Premier League suitors Everton.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has told AS Colombia that he is determined to see out his contract with the Gunners.

The Colombian replaced Wojciech Szczesny as the Arsenal number one midway through last season, with the Poland international paying the price for errors of judgement on and off the field.

Ospina impressed when called upon, but the addition of Chelsea’s Petr Cech this summer has arguably pushed him back to being a number two, or potentially even third choice at the Emirates.

The South American is unperturbed by the added competition, though, and says he is determined to stay at Arsenal and give them more than he already has.

“I want to continue showing my level and everything that I can give the Arsenal. I want to stay, "said the Colombian.

"Today I am an Arsenal goalkeeper. I have a four-year contract; let's see what happens. I'm psyched to continue at Arsenal, to continue showing my level and all that David Ospina can bring to Arsenal.”

Everton a great possibility

Ospina has, however, seen his future called into question and one of the clubs to have been linked with an approach - as reported by Colombia.com - are Everton, with the Toffees looking to add to their squad following a disappointing campaign last season.

Tim Howard struggled at times in 2014/15 and, with his advancing age, the Blues will need to secure a replacement sooner rather than later. Ospina would likely be available at a decent price and could be the answer.

And while he is determined to stay at the Emirates, the keeper was full of praise for Roberto Martinez’s side when pressed on the rumours.

“It's a very competitive team which showed significant things last season,” he added.

“They have a good coach and play good football. It is a team to bear in mind and a great possibility.”

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