There seems to be a growing feeling in the football media that Arsenal are struggling to convince the Colombian international keeper David Ospina at the club, despite the fact that Arsene Wenger did manage to keep him in the summer by sending Wojciech Szczesny out to the Serie A club Roma on loan.
There have been suggestions that the boss made some sort of promise to Ospina about his playing opportunities and from the first two games in the Champions League, especially the second game against Olympiacos when we were under great pressure to win, it seems like the Colombian is the first choice for all of the Arsenal cup games.
And with reports like the one in the Metro today, Wenger must feel under pressure to stick with the Colombian for the next European game at home to Bayern Munich tomorrow. The report reveals that Marseille are ready to take Ospina back to the French Ligue 1 where he starred for Nice before joining Arsenal.
All they need, apparently, is some encouragement from the shot stopper that he is ready to leave in order to be first choice again. Wenger, though, must ignore this and not bow to the pressure. After all, the credit or blame for the results falls to him and no player should be immune to being dropped after a poor performance. Imagine if Wenger stuck with Ospina and he cost us another game. How much grief would Wenger get then?