Colombian international pledges future to Arsenal despite offers from abroad

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has confirmed that he wants to stay at the North London based outfit next season.

The Colombian international keeper revealed that he wants to honour his contract with the Gunners and that despite being second choice he is happy at the club.

Ospina is currently behind first-choice keeper Petr Cech in the pecking order but he wants to fight for him place in the side.

Ospina still has two-years remaining on his contract at Arsenal but made just 12 appearances in all competitions last season, largely serving as a back-up option to Cech and only featured when the former Chelsea shot-stopper was ruled out with injury.

“I have a contract with Arsenal, I’m happy with the team,” Ospina told the Evening Standard.

“We are fighting for the top of the league. Now we have two weeks until we start the season. These friendlies serve us very well.”

Ospina was closely linked with a move to Besiktas but turned them down according to Sky Sports.

Per the source, Besiktas president Fikret Orman recently confirmed interest in the 27-year-old goalkeeper.

“Arsenal want a lot for him so we may have to look for alternatives,” Fikret Orman said. “I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper.”

The Istanbul giants signed Fabricio from La Liga outfit Deportivo instead after failing to land Ospina from the Gunners.

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