"I am open to everything" - Arsenal star hints at summer exit due to lack of regular football

"I am open to everything" - Arsenal star hints at summer exit due to lack of regular football

24 February 2018 Saturday 22:34
"I am open to everything" - Arsenal star hints at summer exit due to lack of regular football

David Ospina has said that he could leave Arsenal in the summer in his bid for regular first team football.

The Colombia international has been at the Emirates Stadium since the summer of 2014, but has only enjoyed a brief spell as the club's first choice in between the sticks as he replaced Wojciech Szczesny during the second half of his debut season in English football.

Petr Cech's arrival from London rivals Chelsea 12 months later relegated Ospina back to the role of a second choice keeper and he's had to make do with appearances in the domestic cup as well as the odd European game for the past two seasons.

He's set to keep goal for Sunday afternoon's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley and with his contract set to expire at the end of next season, Ospina has hinted that he could seek an early exit from north London.

David Opsina (Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

"I am open to everything. Today I give everything for Arsenal, I like to be successful here, but you start to contemplate every alternative depending on each situation," he told Goal.

"I still have a contract, but as I say, I always like to have more opportunities, to have more continuity in the squad as every goalkeeper needs,"

“Today, I am sharing my position with an excellent goalkeeper in Petr, but he knows that I like to play and I know he likes to keep playing, we have this competition between us, I just like to have continuity, I will think about the future at another moment.

“Today I live day by day, I don’t like to say anything about the future but i will make the most of every each training session and every moment at Arsenal.

“The manager has his reasons for deciding who does or does not get to play..Our position as goalkeepers is a very complicated one because you have less opportunities, in the team there is just one player who plays in that role, and who gets the support. I always try to do my best.

“Mistakes can happen but those mistakes (that the goalkeeper makes) are more visible to everybody, but I keep working, making the most of every opportunity that I have.

“When I speak to Wenger he always tells me that he trusts me. I will keep demonstrating my skills each time I get to play, in every training session, and I will keep waiting for my opportunity that I have been waiting for, and I will make the most of it, as I did in my first year at Arsenal.

“As I always say; for me to be part of Arsenal was and is a dream come true. When I used to think about it, it seemed so far away. I was able to materialise it and that’s why I like to do my best, to be outstanding at Arsenal.”


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