Arsene Wenger says David Ospina is “ready for the fight” to reclaim his place as Arsenal’s No 1.
The Colombian international was an ever-present in the Premier League during the second half of the 2014/15 campaign and ended with the highest save percentage of any goalkeeper to have played at least 10 matches.
Ospina has featured solely on the bench since returning from the Copa America but Wenger believes he has the quality to compete with Petr Cech for a starting spot.
"Why shouldn’t he be able to win his No 1 shirt back? That’s the target for him"
“He’s responded very well,” the boss told Arsenal Player. “David Ospina is a very strong man and a fantastic goalkeeper.
“He’s ready for the fight and will give Petr Cech a hard time. There will be enough room for him to play games as well, maybe sometimes to come in during the season.
“Why shouldn’t he be able to win his No 1 shirt back? That’s the target for him and I’m convinced he will fight for that.”
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