We will have to wait for the Arsenal team sheet to be handed in at the Emirates stadium tonight to know for sure, but it looks very likely that Arsene Wenger will hand a start to his number two keeper David Ospina in the Champions League clash with Olympiacos.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Frenchman has dropped a big hint that he will replace Cech with the Colombian international. Wenger says he will select his keeper on a game to game basis, but after apparently promising Ospina regular games in order to keep him at the club this summer, the paper claims that tonight will be one of those games.
The Arsenal boss said, “I need to give Ospina games. He is a top-level goalkeeper but that doesn’t mean that he will play tomorrow. The decision of who plays will go game by game.”
Wenger also went with Ospina in Zagreb and while he was not to blame for the defeat or either goal, the game against Olympiacos is now a must win and the much greater Champions League experience could be important. Having said that, our number two is a very good keeper and it should be the Greek goal that is under heavy pressure tonight. If Wenger did make a promise, I can see why this game would be one for Ospina, with back to back games against Bayern Munich next up and Cech likely to start them.
What do you think Gooners, is Wenger right to give Ospina a start tonight?