David Ospina has revealed his delight at the reception he received from Arsenal's fans on his debut for the club.
The Colombian international made his first start in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup third-round defeat to Southampton at Emirates Stadium.
While the 26-year-old was disappointed with the result, he was glad to have the opportunity to show what he can do.
"I felt really happy when I went onto the pitch because people were supporting me a lot"
“I'm really happy to make my debut and play my first game with Arsenal,” he said. “Unfortunately we didn't win and the result went against us but I just want to keep working. I'm really tranquil because I did my best.
“The second [Southampton goal] was superb and Clyne is a really skilful player. There were a lot of people in the box and when I saw the ball, it moved and I didn't have time to react.
“We would liked to have kept going in the cup. It was one of our aims and the result was not very good for us. Everyone was sad afterwards because we want to win more titles for Arsenal but I will keep working.
“I felt really happy when I went onto the pitch because people were supporting me a lot. I'm learning all the time. The style in England is different because they play really quickly and with a lot of aerial balls.
“Little by little, I'm learning English too. I'm taking classes and some of my team-mates speak French. There is a mix of languages spoken so little by little, I understand them better.”
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