James Rodriguez raves about Arsenal goalkeeper

Ospina, Cech, Martinez

The Arsenal man was praised for his latest Copa America outing.

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher has a shot saved by Arsenal's David Ospina

Quoted by Goal.com, Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez has revealed that he loves Arsenal goalkeeper and Colombia team-mate David Ospina.

The Colombians booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario early on Saturday morning after edging out Peru on penalties.

During the shootout, Ospina - who had earlier denied Christian Ramos with a fine finger-tip save - was among the heroes as he kept out Miguel Trauco's penalty.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, David Ospina, Santi Cazorla and Gabriel Paulista celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final

And the Real Madrid playmaker - married to Ospina's sister - says that he loves his brother-in-law, labelling him a "great" following his performance.

"He's a great, I hope he's here for us many more times," he said to reporters via Goal.com. "I love him a lot, he knows that. Today and always he's been there. I think he's the best."

Arsenal's Petr Cech

Arsenal fans will agree. Second-choice Ospina deputised superbly for Petr Cech toward the end of last season, but manager Arsene Wenger recalled the veteran Czech back into the first XI as soon as he was fit again.

The 27-year-old is a very fine goalkeeper, truth be told, and Arsenal supporters would not be too unhappy to see him start the Gunners' opening Premier League game of the season against Liverpool on August 13.

With Cech's recent Euro 2016 displays, is it inconceivable?

Arsenal's Petr Cech celebrates at the end of the match

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