David Ospina discusses Arsenal life after summer move
David Ospina reflects on his move to Arsenal
David Ospina says he is very happy at Arsenal after his summer move from Nice.
The Colombia international penned a four-year deal with the north Londoners after he sealed a £3m move to The Emirates from Ligue 1.
As time goes on you adapt more and more
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made Ospina is first-choice goalkeeper after a series of errant performances from Wojciech Szczesny.
The 26-year-old, who helped Colombia reach the World Cup quarter-finals, is starting to feel settled at the Gunners following his Premier League switch.
“Yes, I’m very happy here,” Ospina told Arsenal Player. “My family has adapted really well so that’s great. England is a great country and London is a lovely city.
“Everything is a bit of a challenge in the beginning. The language is an issue of course.
“As time goes on you adapt more and more, and as I mentioned I’ve been shown a very warm welcome so that helps a lot. I hope to learn English as quickly as possible.
“I speak with all of the players here. There are quite a few French and Spanish players here, so I do end up speaking [those languages] quite a bit.
“Colombia as a country is going through a great spell in terms of its football,” added Ospina. “Many Colombian players now play for big clubs in Europe.
“I feel very happy and proud to be at a great club like Arsenal. I hope that I can do well here in order to create more opportunities for Colombian players in the future.”
The Gunners goalkeeper made a slow start to his Arsenal career after he was sidelined for three months due to a thigh problem.
Ospina spent six seasons at Ligue 1 side Nice before the South American shot stopper opted to swap France for England in July.
The Arsenal goalkeeper, who wears No13, has racked up 49 caps for Colombia after he made his national team debut against Uruguay in 2010.
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