David Ospina vs. Wojciech Szcesny among top 5 first-team showdowns (1)

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger secured his third major summer signing this weekend, securing the signing of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina for a knock-down fee of £3.2m.

Ospina's arrival means the Gunners finally have two top-class stoppers competing for the number one spot at the Emirates, with Wojciech Szczesny under pressure to deliver a consistent level of performance throughout the coming campaign, or else he'll be dropped.

Szczesny missed only one of Arsenal's 38 Premier League games last season, with Lukasz Fabianksi unable to convince Wenger with strong showings in cup competitions that he deserved to get the nod for the long-term.

Ospina has far more experience than Fabaianksi though and arives in North London fresh from looking assured for Colombia throughout their run to the World Cup finals, so expect the 25-year-old to have his sights set on taking Szczesny's place very quickly.

Wenger now has a nice, but ultimately tough selection dilemma on his hands, but thanks to an influx of new arrivals to the Premier League this summer he's far from alone.

GiveMeSport has decided to look at some of the fiercest fights for a starting spot next season, which may have to wait some time to develop while World Cup hangovers are nursed by top players at every club with title or Champions League aspirations.

Take a look at our top five choices and feel free to comment with who you think will ultimately prevail, for example will be Ospina or Szczesny who finish the coming campaign as Arsenal number one?

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