Colombian goalkeeper David made a big impression during his first season at the club.
The stopper was an instrumental part of the team’s excellent form in the second half of the campaign, keeping a clean sheet in nearly half of his 22 starts in all competitions.
David Ospina Profile
August 31, 1988
|Previous Club(s)||Atletico Nacional, Nice|
The agile goalkeeper had the highest save percentage (80.7 per cent) and the highest win ratio (72.22 per cent) of any goalkeeper to play at least 10 Premier League games during 2014/15.
Signing on the back of some fine performances at the 2014 World Cup, the man from Medellin, Colombia’s second city, had to wait until January 2015 to make his first Premier League appearance.
When it arrived – in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Stoke City – David’s consistent displays meant he kept hold of the gloves in the league until the end of the season. He won on 11 out of his first 12 Premier League outings, with saves from Romelu Lukaku and Ayoze Perez in the wins over Everton and Newcastle United respectively especially memorable.
An international goalkeeper with excellent reflexes and a calm persona, David represented Colombia at various youth levels before making his full debut against Uruguay in 2007. He excelled for his country at the 2015 Copa America in Chile, keeping three clean sheets to help them to the quarter-final stage.
David, whose sister is married to international team-mate James Rodriguez, joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 outfit Nice, where he spent six seasons after joining from Atletico Nacional in his hometown.
David Ospina's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||C. Shield||Total|
|2014-2015||18||0||2 + 1||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||22 + 1||0|
|Total||22||0||5 + 1||0||6||0||2||0||0||0||35 + 1||0|