Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina insists he is happy at Arsenal and denies claims he is poised to join Turkish club Besiktas.

Ospina, who joined the Gunners following his 2014 World Cup campaign with Colombia, played as understudy to Petr Cech at the Emirates last season and was reportedly keen to move on in order to secure more first-team football opportunities.

Besiktas had been keen to offer the 27-year-old a chance to become their first-choice in goal, but club president Fikret Orman suggested Arsenal's valuation of the shot stopper meant he was out of their reach.

"Arsenal want a lot for him [Ospina] so we may have to look for alternatives,"Orman said. "I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper."

Ospina now appears content with remaining in north London, telling the Evening Standard: "I have a contract with Arsenal, I am happy with the team. 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."

While Ospina is unlikely to displace Cech as Arsene Wenger's first choice in goal, Wojciech Szczesny's imminent move to Roma would suggest he will remain the club's primary back-up.

The Poland international joined the Serie A club on loan last summer and quickly became the club's first choice in goal. The Giallorossi have been in talks with the Gunners to bring the player back to the Italian capital on another loan deal, with Sky Italia now suggesting the deal could be concluded as early as Thursday (4 August), according to Sky Sports Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio.

Szczesny made his Arsenal debut in 2009, winning two FA Cups with the club in 2014 and 2015.