Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains adamant he wants to keep goalkeeper David Ospina at the Emirates for a foreseeable future.
The Colombian international has gone increasingly frustrated at the lack of opportunities coming his way and is understandably seeking a new challenge. The stopper even hinted he was interested in a move to Besiktas after liking a number of tweets from fans asking him to join in December.
With Szczesny already on loan at Roma, Wenger is not prepared to let is his second choice Custodian depart, as per the Daily Star.
Ospina, 27, has not featured for the Gunners since his error filled display in September cost the Gunners three points against Olympiakos putting the Gunners on the brink of Champions league elimination.
Wenger however wants the Colombian to remain with the club and insists his chances would come in the future “I think he can be the goalkeeper of the future here as well,” he said.
“With Petr Cech getting older year after year, he may get more games as well. I believe that Ospina is not treated fairly. If you look at the whole of 2015, everybody neglects he played six months.
“I personally think he is world-class. I did not take Petr Cech based on the performances of Ospina. Petr Cech was just an exceptional opportunity where it was difficult to say no. It was not because I was unhappy with Ospina.
“I was very happy with Ospina. It was just an opportunity to say no would not have been right. Unfortunately, Ospina has been punished by that decision. I rate him highly.
“True he had a bad season because he has that mistake, and when you do not have many opportunities and you have one bad catch everyone is after you.”
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