It wasn’t clear if David Ospina was trying to put himself in the shop window or show Arsene Wenger that he can fight for his place ahead of Petr Cech, he was going about it in the right way.
The Arsenal goalkeeper had a wonderful game, the highlight of which was a magnificent double save from Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi midway through the first half.
Manchester City striker Aguero fired a low shot at goal from close range and Ospina blocked it, sending the ball spinning into the middle of the box. There was Argentina’s captain, Messi, who seemed destined to find the net with a header. But somehow Ospina made up the ground, scrambling across the turf to reach up and tip the Barcelona star’s effort away.
David Ospina followed up a save from Sergio Aguero by blocking this header from Lionel Messi
Ospina came out on top as here as well as Aguero tried to make the breakthrough
He was quick off his line to deny Javier Pastore too, after Messi had threaded the Paris Saint-Germain star through, and raced to the edge of his box to beat Angel di Maria to another splendid Messi pass.
And with 10 minutes to go he made another sublime stop, somehow edging Nicolas Otamendi’s snap-shot volley on to the far post and eventually to safety.
‘Oooooooospina!’ screamed the Colombian fans at each of his goal-kicks and perhaps he will be hearing the same noise next season, just not at the Emirates.