David Ospina: Best Backup Keeper in the League

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by a_fourteen, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Ospina was always prone to errors. The only reason he's here at Arsenal is because no one else would take him.
  2. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner Well-Known Member

    Word :D
  3. <<reed>>


    Captain. Leader. Legend.
  4. krengon

    krengon Well-Known Member Trusted

    I knew it was long ago since I couldn't remember the last one we saved, but didn't know it was this long.
  5. arsmile

    arsmile Well-Known Member

    better than cech
  6. tap-in

    tap-in :|

    That says it all. We have lacked a top keeper since Lehmann and it costs us every season. I rate Ospina but not as our No1, and I dont rate Cech as our No1 either.
  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Get him starting for reminder of the season he deserve his chance specially cech bad form
  8. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Wasn't it Fabianski v Bayern?
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  9. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    People starting are getting carried away over a saved penalty, a very poorly taken penalty. Cech is still a better goalkeeper. Fine with Ospina in Europe where he is not as exposed on set pieces as in the PL. His work on crosses is awful.
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  10. krengon

    krengon Well-Known Member Trusted

    Yeah it was.. This is what I get for quoting random twitter accounts, should have known better lol.
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  11. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright Trusted

    Gotta agree with this, Ospina is a disaster in the PL imo. I'd play him vs City in the League Cup but for the league Cech is the better option.
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  12. <<reed>>


    Cech this season:
    Save percentage - 61% (16th)
    Errors Leading To Goal - 4 (1st)
  13. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Member

    We’re here all thinking Cech is bad but this is criminal.
    The sooner Ospina starts to start and then the sooner a new number 1 comes in the better.
  14. say yes

    say yes Very Stable Genius

    I’d go even further and say we’ve lacked a top keeper since Seaman.

    05/06 season aside, Lehmann wasn’t a top keeper and cost us plenty of times.
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  15. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    I think the stat doesn't say that ospina is better. It just says that Cech has been poorer than most other keepers in the league.
  16. CurryFlavoured

    CurryFlavoured Well-Known Member

    Save percentage doesn't really mean much, what it says mainly is that we concede a lot of clear/free shots. 4 Errors obviously isn't good.

    Ospina could become #1 but he brings his own issues. Maybe a better shot stopper but he's weak from set pieces, where Cech is pretty strong. I think we need to invest in a top quality keeper.
  17. <<reed>>


    Of course Cech isn't as bad as those stats say, you can put a part of the blame on our defense for that too, but Cech still has been one of our worst players this season, and one decent performance against Spurs hasn't changed that. I don't see them in training so I don't say Ospina should start, but it reminds me the Laca/Giroud case earlier this season - Laca always started and he always got subbed off in the 70th minute no matter what, so again we still have Cech starting no matter how crap he has been. Ospina plays in the only competitions we can win so it doesn't bother me very much, but a new GK for the next season is a must.
  18. ptrcopp

    ptrcopp Member

    Exactly. Any other player that was performing as one of the worst in their position in the league would rightly, or should rightly, be dropped.
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  19. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    This guy is too small to deal with crosses, corners and big players in the box, but he's got good reactions most of the time.
    One thing I've observed about Ospina is that after he makes a save that tends to be acrobatic, he'll touch his shoulder, elbow or wrists because he's in a certain amount of pain. This happened a lot of times throughout his spell here and makes me wonder if his physical form isn't that good or he's just plain fragile.
  20. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    In some ways I agree with that, however, his performance in the 2005 FA Cup final is one of the best goalkeeper performances I have ever seen. How Rooney got MoM was a complete joke...

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