Photo: Arsenal goalkeeper meets inspirational Colombia supporter
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina hails disabled football fan Christopher Alvarez as a 'great life example'
David Ospina was drawing inspiration from a brave Colombia supporters on Thursday.
The Arsenal goalkeeper met 17-year-old Christopher Alvarez during a break from first-team training with his international team-mates yesterday.
Alvarez was born with Thanatophoric dysplasia – a severe skeletal disorder characterized by extremely short limbs and folds of extra skin on the arms and legs.
But Ospina looks to have competition for a starting place in the Colombia goal as he posed for a snap with the young football fan and posted the photo on his Instagram page.
Ospina wrote: “With this great human being and Life example👏👏”
Ospina has yet to make a first-team appearance for Arsenal this season after falling behind new signing Petr Cech in the pecking order in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.
The Colombian was on the bench as Arsenal secured a 1-0 win at Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon to move up to fifth place in the Premier League table.