David Ospina tweets after shock inclusion on Ballon d’Or shortlist

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It’s been a mixed week for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.

On Tuesday he was selected to play ahead of Petr Cech for Arsenal’s Champions League group stage match against Olympiakos - only to score an own goal, and concede two more, as the Gunners slumped to a second consecutive European defeat.

And three days later, it was announced the Colombia international was on the 59-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. Surprised? Don’t worry - you’re not alone.


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On Friday night, Ospina took to Twitter, thanking FIFA officials for his shock Ballon d’Or nomination while also apologising to Arsenal fans for his calamitous performance earlier this week.

“Thanks for including me on the #BallonDor list,” the goalkeeper tweeted to his 2.47 million followers. “It's been a tough week and I'm gutted about the game. Mistakes happen in football, but I train hard and I will make sure I come back stronger. Thanks to everyone who has supported me so far, it means a lot.. #AFC”.

Arsenal fans react to tweet

The tweets attracted a mixed response from Arsenal fans - some in a forgiving mood, others stunned by the fact he is on the Ballon d’Or shortlist, and a few still angry after Tuesday night - and here are some of the best reactions.

Ospina obviously stands no chance of winning the 2015 Ballon d’Or - even if he did produce this stunning save from Lionel Messi at the Copa America in the summer - and quite why he made the shortlist in the first place is mystifying.

But at least it’ll boost his confidence if required to play for the Gunners again over the forthcoming weeks.

Arsenal fans: is David Ospina a good enough back-up goalkeeper? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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