Displaced Arsenal goalkeeper admits his true feelings about Petr Cech

David Ospina admits he is proud to be a teammate of the Czech goalkeeper despite losing his place in the Gunners side.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has revealed that there are no hard feelings between himself and Petr Cech despite the former Chelsea man taking his place in the starting XI, admitting he is proud to be a teammate of the veteran stopper, as quoted by International Business Times.

The Colombian stopper spent the second half of last season as the Gunners' first choice in goal after a dip in form of previous number one Wojciech Szczesny, playing 21 matches in all competitions between January and May.

However, the arrival of Petr Cech relegated him to number two at the Emirates Stadium, and the 33-year-old summer signing's fine form has limited Ospina to just five club appearances this season, none of which have come in the league.

Reports last month hinted that the 27-year-old may look for a summer move away from London in order to retain his status as first choice for his country, but the former Nice man admitted that he holds no grudge against Cech.

Ospina told Arsenal fans, as quoted by International Business Times: "Everyone knows who is Petr Cech. He is a great goalkeeper and now as I have him as a teammate I also know that he is a great person.

"He is a goalkeeper who has won many titles, he has played for some great teams and here in England has done very important things. Having him as a teammate is a source of pride."

Cech played nearly 500 times in 11 years at Chelsea before leaving the club to join Arsene Wenger's side in the summer after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.

He immediately took the gloves from Ospina and has been in fine form this season, keeping 15 clean sheets in 34 appearances in all competitions.

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