Arsenal will have good competition in one of the most important positions on the pitch this season, after David Ospina revealed he wants to stay.
Whilst speaking to the press following the 3-1 victory over Chivas de Guadlajara, the 26-year-old said the chance to scoop the Premier League title this year was too much to wave goodbye to.
Like several in this current squad, question marks were raised over his future in this transfer window, with many supporters expecting the Colombian to head for the exit door.
At the midway stage of the 2015/16 campaign, Ospina went nearly four months without an appearance, until a serious injury to Petr Cech meant Wenger had nobody else to turn to.
But following these comments, which have been transcribed in the Evening Standard, it looks as if he’s ready to take on the first choice goalkeeper again this season, and gain a regular starting spot.
I have a contract with Arsenal, I’m happy with the team.
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.
All signs pointed to Wenger selling the man between the sticks after failing to feature him in the opening two games of the pre-season preparation fixtures.
But Ospina started and played 68 minutes of the game against Chivas as Arsenal pulled down the curtain on their trip to the US, and now he wants to see his name more regularly on the starting sheet.
To do that he has former Chelsea goalkeeper Cech standing in his way, and as challenges come it’s going to be pretty hard to get above the recently retired international.
Then again, it could be a long-term game from Ospina to become Arsenal’s number one when Cech eventually moves on from club football, which is expected to be in two years time.
With Wojciech Szczesny likely to wrap up another loan move to Roma, only Emiliano Martinez stands in the way of picking up appearances in the FA and League Cup this season.