Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants Colombian international David Ospina to stay at the club, via Tribalfootball.
The Colombian goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from the Emirates since falling behind Petr Cech in the Gunner’s squad but Wenger insists he wants the goalkeeper to remain at the Emirates.
According to the French tactician, Ospina still has a very big future at Arsenal. According to tribalfootball, Wenger was quoted as saying:
“I personally think he is world-class,”
Wenger said. “I did not take Petr Cech based on the performances of Ospina. Petr Cech was just an exceptional opportunity where it was difficult to say no. It was not because I was unhappy with Ospina.
“I was very happy with Ospina. Unfortunately, Ospina has been punished by that decision to sign Cech, but I rate him highly. True he had a bad season because he has that mistake [against Olympiacos] and when you do not have many opportunities and you have one bad catch, everyone is after you.
“If you look at his performances from January to the end of last season, he saved us in many games. We are lucky because he has a top attitude, very intelligent, very brave, very quick. The difference with Cech is that he has less experience and his size. Cech is so tall that when he stretches he covers more surface.
“When you have two good players you have always a chance to make the right decision. I think Ospina can be the goalkeeper of the future here as well. With Petr Cech getting older, David may get more games as well.