Arsene Wenger brought the player to the Emirates after an impressive World Cup…
Arsenal summer signing David Ospina has revealed that it was always his dream to play in England after watching his heroes playing in the Premier League when younger, reports the Daily Express.
The Colombian moved to the Emirates in the summer after an impressive World Cup. He has since managed to push Wojciech Szczesny from between the sticks. A poor performance from the Pole on New Year’s Day was enough for Ospina to get in to the starting XI.
The 26-year-old has not looked out of place in the team, and seems to have taken to the Premier League well. He claims to have wanted to come to the top flight since watching compatriots Juan Pablo Angel and Faustino Asprilla in the division.
He said, “When the coach (Wenger) contacted me, after the World Cup, I said yes straight away. To play in England, it was a dream. In Colombia, on TV, we saw the Spanish and English matches thanks to Asprilla at Newcastle (1996-98) and Juan Pablo at Aston Villa (2001-07).
“And I preferred the passion surrounding English football. Sadly, I arrived at Arsenal already injured. I injured my right thigh in my last match in the World Cup in Brazil.”