Ospina hints that he may have to leave Arsenal

Joe Williams

David Ospina has dropped a hint that he may have to leave Arsenal in the summer in an effort to get more playing time.

The Colombian, who signed from French side Nice in 2014, has played second fiddle to Petr Cech in the Premier League but has been the club’s main keeper in European and cup competitions.

He will start the club’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday but he has admitted that the occasional appearances may not be enough to keep him at the Emirates Stadium.

“I am open to everything,” he said in an interview with DIRECTV. “Today I give everything for Arsenal, I like to be successful here, but you start to contemplate every alternative depending on each situation.

“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 thats why I like to do my best, to be outstanding at Arsenal.”