Arsenal were reportedly unhappy with the performances of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny towards the end of last season that they brought in David Ospina as his replacement. The Colombian international has been signed from French club Nice for around £ 3 million. At just 26 years of age, David Ospina is just entering into the peak of his career and it was widely seen that he would start the season as the number one. Ospina, though, has been surprised by Szczesny being selected as the first choice in most of the matches until now.
In fact, the 26-year-old is yet to make his Premier League debut and it has begun rumours that Ospina is already unhappy. Reflecting on the situation faced by his competitor, Szczesny acknowledged that it is never easy to find yourself on the bench, but he is not feeling pity on the Colombian since he is not a friend. Such cold statements have raised a few eyebrows, but it is also expected to bring a renewed challenge from Ospina for the first choice position. The Colombian international’s position is further strengthened by the fact that Arsenal have kept only 2 clean sheets in the last three matches.
A run of difficult matches against Manchester City, Chelsea, and Borussia Dortmund reckon for the gunners in the next three encounters.
“I feel confident of being No.1 but I know I can’t let myself play a few bad games. I know Ospina’s ambitions don’t end at sitting on the bench and clapping his hands while watching me play. He is a nice guy. In a sporting sense, he is a suitable player at a suitable club. But it’s easier for me just in one aspect: I do not feel sorry for him. I do not think ‘he’s my friend’ as I thought about Fabian. I was convinced Lukasz deserved to play, but not at my expense,” said Szczesny.