Colombian international David Ospina has revealed that he will remain at Arsenal next season despite offers from across Europe.
Ospina stated that he is happy at Arsenal and that the North London based outfit will be in the title race next season – something he wants to be a part of.
The Colombian international still has two-years remaining on his Arsenal contract but has fallen down the pecking order behind Petr Cech and is unlikely to play an influential role in the league campaign unless the Czech international gets injured.
“I have a contract with Arsenal, I’m happy with the team,” Ospina told the Evening Standard.
“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.”
Sky Sports report that Ospina rejected an offer from Besiktas in the process and quoted Black Eagles president Fikret Orman revealing his interest in the 27-year-old.
“Arsenal want a lot for him so we may have to look for alternatives,” Fikret Orman said. “I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper.”
The Black Eagles have targeted Ospina several times over the past two seasons but the experienced keeper has decided to remain at the club despite the possibility of reduced playing time.
Besiktas signed Fabricio from La Liga outfit Deportivo over the summer transfer window instead.