Arsenal star boasts best record in Premier League history as Gunners win again

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has a higher win rate than any player in Premier League history from those who have played a minimum of ten games.

The Gunners won their eighth Premier League game on the bounce in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Burnley and Ospina has now won 11 of the 12 league games he has played in since taking the starting role from Wojciech Szczesny in early January.

The Colombian shot-stopper has only lost three times in an Arsenal shirt in 17 appearances in all competitions and is benefiting from a much improved Gunners team since the turn of the year.

Arsene Wenger has watched his team climb to second in the league and Arsenal fans will hope Ospina can continue to extend his fine win ratio.

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If he played in goal for all 38 games in a league season with his win ratio of 92%, the Gunners would be on course for a record 35 wins and would cruise towards a first Premier League title since the 2003/04 campaign, when they went unbeaten.

Many feel that Arsenal side was the best to ever play in the top flight as they still remain the only invincible team to have won the title in the Premier League era.

But another encouraging statistic for Gunners fans is that the team’s current win rate in all competitions this year (64.6%) is better than it was during the 2003/04 campaign (64.4%).

While no one is suggesting Ospina is the best player in Premier League history or that the current Arsenal side are better than ‘The Invincibles’, 2015 has clearly been a good year for the Gunners so far.

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They are seven points behind leaders Chelsea with six games to play and take on the Blues in their next league game.

Before that, Wenger will watch his side face Reading in their FA Cup semifinal this weekend as they look to move one step closer to retaining their title again this year.

What have you made of David Ospina since he took the starting job at Arsenal? How does the current team compare to The Invincibles?

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