Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina will be fit to feature for national side Colombia against Ecuador, after picking up an injury last week.

The 27-year-old hurt his back against Everton when a clash with Romelu Lukaku left him down and on the ground for nearly 10 minutes, although he recovered and picked himself back up to finish the game.

Ospina then went on international duty with the south American side and seemingly aggravated the same area against Bolivia but was fit to continue once again, despite concerns he may have had to be substituted.

Speaking to the press ahead of Colombia’s tie against Ecuador, Jose Pekerman – the boss of the World Cup quarter-finalists, confirmed that Ospina would be fit to make his return to action.

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The news comes at a good time for the Gunners with international duty close to a finish and club football almost back underway, with the game against Watford at home in the Premier League a key fixture in the title run-in.

Whether Petr Cech will be fit to feature in the game is yet to be seen, meaning Ospina could be needed.

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