David Ospina makes Premier League history with Arsenal - round-up

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David Ospina's elevation to Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper has coincided with an incredible upturn in fortunes for the north London club.

Arsene Wenger took the decision to drop Wojciech Szczesny on New Year's Day after the Pole put in a dreadful performance against Southampton. Szczesny made the decision all the more easier after he was caught smoking the showers after the game.

Luckily, the summer signing of Ospina has already proven to be more than capable of mixing it in the Premier League. In fact, statistics from Opta Stats has revealed he is the owner of an incredible record.

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The Colombian shot stopper now owns the highest win rate of any other Premier League player in history. Ospina has won 92 per cent of the games he has played in.

Despite his good form there are still calls from the Emirates terraces asking Wenger to sign a world-class goalkeeper this summer. Chelsea's Petr Cech may be available and is certainly a better goalkeeper than either Szczesny or Ospina.

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Cech's arrival will almost certainly spell the end for one of Szczesny or Ospina but on this current form surely it will be the Pole that gets pushed out of the exit door.

First summer signing

Any deal for Cech will have to wait until Arsenal have finished negotiating for Argentine youngster Maxi Romero. The Gunners sent their chief transfer negotiator Dick Law to South America to iron out a deal and it appears they are getting close.

Romero, 16, is partly owned by his club Velez Sarsfield and his agents. Arsenal have to agree a deal with both parties to seal a transfer but it appears that hurdle has now been cleared. A £4.5million deal could be completed soon but it is expected Romero will continue his education for at least the next two seasons.

Gazidis not happy

Finally, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has caused a bit of a stir after claiming he is not happy with the current position the Gunners are enjoying in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger has guided Arsenal to second place after eight straight wins, but Gazidis wants the team to push Chelsea all of the way before the end of the current campaign.

"We are not happy but we are going to keep pushing to the end and see how far we can go," he said when asked to assess the season so far, according to the Daily Mirror.

"We are happy with the way the squad has developed and we are very focused how we can make a positive end to the season.

"After that it will be a question of how can we progress the team further so that we can have an even better season next year. We have a squad that's clearly coming together. It's a relatively young squad so it will continue to improve."

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