First choice goalkeeper still not decided, admits Arsenal boss

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that current starting goalkeeper David Ospina has not yet won the race to become the club’s new first choice stopper, according to the Daily Star.

Regular No.1 Wojciech Szczesny was dropped after Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Southampton at the St. Mary’s, in which he performed poorly and was caught smoking in the changing rooms afterwards.

The Poland international was subsequently replaced with Ospina, which gave the Colombian the opportunity to shine in an FA Cup win against Hull City.

And Ospina has made the position his own ever since, playing the last three Premier League fixtures without conceding a single goal.

However, even with Arsenal’s improved defensive record in the past few games, manager Arsene Wenger was still coy over labelling the 26-year-old as the club’s new first choice goalkeeper.

Ospina joined on a free transfer during the summer after his contract with Nice expired following six years with the Ligue 1 club.