I must admit that I feel sorry for the Arsenal and Colombia international keeper, even though David Ospina did drop a clanger so big that is sent shockwaves around the world of football. That horror moment against Olympiacos in the Champions League could not have come at a worse moment either as we had just got back into the game and had regained the momentum.
The Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny’s Arsenal career took a rapid downhill turn last New Year when he committed two howlers to gift three points to Souhampton. That was bad enough but then straight after the game he was caught having a sneaky cigarette in the showers and was subsequently dropped in favour of David Ospina.
Prudent January Window Could Win the League for Arsenal by NO
No doubt, Arsenal’s first IX in a case where all the players are available is a team that can beat anyone, anywhere.
Unfortunately, when the first IX is facing difficulties such as injuries, this is the time when Arsenal truly loses out on their momentum. I write with a view to encourage the utilization of the winter window to resolve these inadequacies and be in line to fully sustain the title challenge.
Despite the modern world of football, especially when dealing with a big club like Arsenal, being a lot more intrusive into the personal lives of the players, we still do not really know too much about what our stars are like away from the training and playing of games and the interviews they give to the media.
A lot will depend on what happens with the current Arsenal reserve keeper David Ospina when the Colombian international recovers from his shoulder injury. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens in our Champions League games after the next international break.