I bet there is one thing that the Arsenal keeper David Ospina and the Olympiacos midfielder Kostas Fortounis will agree on; that they would both rather have had the second goal for Olympiacos at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday credited to the Greek player.
As it was the goal was put down as an Ospina own goal, further compounding the misery of the Colombian international. And if Ospina was looking for something to cheer him up after his howler became the talk of the football world this week, I would advise him not to read this Squawka.com report.
In it the Olympiacos player that took the corner that Ospina dropped into his own net has spoken about how that inswinging corner was not a fluke but a deliberate attempt to catch Arsenal out. He claims that he saw Ospina was in the wrong position and so took a gamble that he could take advantage.
Fortounis declared, “I saw Ospina a few steps away from his goal and I said to myself: ‘Why not try it?’
“I am very happy it turned out well. It is one of the biggest away victories ever for Olympiacos. We played very well, especially in the first half.”
So as well as handling the ball like it was a bar of soap and someone had greased his gloves, Ospina was in the wrong before the corner was even taken. We have to assume that he will not be between the posts when Bayern Munich come to London for gameweek three, but will this howler mean that Wenger drops him from domestic cup duties as well?