Arsene Wenger sang David Ospina’s praises ahead of our FA Cup replay with Hull.
The goalkeeper, who pulled off nine saves against Spurs on Saturday, did a good job. Considering not many of us had faith in him after several bizarre decisions in previous games, the fact that he gave everything to redeem himself against our north London rivals was fantastic to see.
Speaking ahead of our Hull match, in which Ospina will likely feature again since Petr Cech is still sidelined for a few more weeks with a calf injury, Wenger repeated that he’d always thought the Colombian was world class and accused the press of treating him unfairly after his blunder against Olympiacos.
“I believe that I told you many times in these press conferences that I rate him as a top class, world class goalkeeper,” Wenger said.
“I think he’s been unfairly treated when I played him against Olympiacos so it’s a shame that at the time his stats did not come out in the press and that’s where I think he got unfair treatment but I never questioned his quality.”
Although Ospina did a good job against Spurs, the moment when he dropped the ball over our own line against Olympiacos in the Champions League will forever haunt me. Hopefully, the goalkeeper can continue to prove me wrong and show us why we bought him.