I’m in a big fight for my place, says Ospina.


Arsenal shot stopper David Ospina believes the high competition for a starting spot in Arsene Wenger's side is the reason for his sublime form this season.

The 26-year-old moved to the Emirates in the summer after a good performance in the World Cup. He has kept a total of five clean sheets in 11 matches for the Gunners and has had a good impact when called upon in goal, with his key saves in matches.

And the Colombian who is pushing the Arsenal no.1 Wojciech Szczesny for his place, says 'the competition is healthy'.

“Here you are fighting in every training session,” Ospina said, as Arsenal.com reported. “Arsenal have some great goalkeepers and that's what's important.

“The manager takes the decision, but everyone does their own job, the competition is healthy and I hope to continue making the most of the opportunity I've been given.

“At the level we're at, in a team like Arsenal you always have to keep performing to stay in the team and this helps you to work much harder and to improve every day.”

Ospina also reserved some praise for Gabriel Paulista who had a good game in their 2-0 win over Everton at the weekend.

“He's a player who is very quick and very technical,” the goalkeeper said. “It was a supreme game from him. He helps take us forward, Arsenal can count on some great defenders and he's one of them.”


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