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Szczesny relishing battle with Ospina

ESPN staff
August 4, 2014
Wojciech Szczesny has been Arsene Wenger's first-choice goalkeeper in recent seasons © Getty Images

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he is looking forward to competing with new arrival David Ospina for the No.1 jersey at the Emirates.

Ospina joined Arsenal in July for a reported fee of £3.2 million after impressing for Colombia at the World Cup as they reached the quarter-finals in Brazil.

The 25 year old was brought in to replace Lukasz Fabianski - who signed for Swansea - and Szczesny is ready to fight with Ospina and continue to be manager Arsene Wenger's first-choice shot-stopper.

"I love a challenge," Szczesny told the club's official website.

"I was expecting someone to come because Lukasz has left for Swansea and I wish him all the best.

"I knew someone would come in. I'm just going to do the same thing over again, I'm going to try my best in every game and every week in training. Hopefully that will be enough."

Arsenal ended their nine-year run without a trophy last season by lifting the FA Cup, and Szczesny has targeted winning the Premier League after the club failed to keep their title challenge going during the previous campaign.

"We were close to being right near the top last year in the Premier League and we managed to win the FA Cup," he said.

"This year we added some players and we're looking stronger. The confidence is flying high and hopefully this year we can challenge for the Premier League."

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