by Lee Hurley
David Ospina believes that should Colombia be drawn against Chile in the Copa America it would represent a ‘very special deal’ for both himself and his Arsenal teammate, Alexis Sanchez.
Currently Arsenal’s number one, Ospina arrived at the club last summer expecting to be number two behind Wojciech Szczesny, but the Pole’s antics thrust the Colombian into the spotlight.
Impressing many, he still hasn’t convinced us here at Cannon Towers, but there’s no doubting his talent, even if he is rather short for a keeper, a problem Ospina told La Tercera in Chile that has been pointed out to him since he was a child.
Asked about the possibility of facing Sanchez in the tournament, which starts on 11th June and runs until 4th July, Ospina said “Sure, we could face [them].
“Alexis is in very good form, our club has had a great season and he is a great player. In a hypothetical Colombia-Chile [match, he] would be a very formidable front, but not only him.
“Chile has a large selection, for me [they’re] one of the favourites for the potential they showed at the World Cup, and with the home advantage [in the Copa America].
“The group is the same and their star players are in top form.
“We have not spoken, but for both Alexis and me it would be a very special deal.”