Posted on September 01, 2015 by ADMIN

Wenger challenges Arsenal star to fight for shirt

There are still tumbleweeds blowing around the Emirates stadium wait in vain for Arsene Wenger to use the club’s mountain of cash and bring in a player or two to help us achieve the very difficult task of competing with our big spending rivals for the Premier League title.

But still the only meaningful signing the boss has made is to bring Petr Cech from Chelsea, a transfer that is already starting to look as valuable as we first thought it would be before the Czech Republic international endure a debut to forget against West Ham.

But Wenger has suggested that our current number one may not have things his own way in the Arsenal starting line up, as he told Arsenal Player that our second choice stopper David Ospina has a good chance of challenging Cech for his place in the team.

While it was originally being reported that the Colombian international was ready to move on after we signed Cech, he has got his head around the situation well, perhaps because it was Wojciech Szczesny that Wenger wanted to go out on loan rather than him.

The Frenchman said, “He’s responded very well. David Ospina is a very strong man and a fantastic goalkeeper.

“He’s ready for the fight and will give Petr Cech a hard time. There will be enough room for him to play games as well, maybe sometimes to come in during the season.

“Why shouldn’t he be able to win his No 1 shirt back? That’s the target for him and I’m convinced he will fight for that.”

While Cech is playing well and Arsenal are struggling, however, I cannot see Ospina getting a chance in the Premier League, but he is likely to be called into action for the cup games and as the first one is away to our local rivals Tottenham, Ospina will have a great chance to make a name for himself again, as he did for most of last season. But can he really challenge Cech for top spot?

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41 thoughts on “Wenger challenges Arsenal star to fight for shirt

  1. Greg

    Competition is good for both cech and ospina to bring out the best in both keepers for that #1 shirt! Coyg!

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  2. davidnz

    It’s usually results driven.
    Last year Arsenal’s defence
    was a shambles early on
    and the team lost games.
    Szcz’s form slipped badly
    and Ospina got in just when
    Coqu arrived and just
    when the defense got stronger.

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    1. josh37

      13 goals conceded in the league second half of last season.. Defensively that’s brilliant!
      I think there were other contributing factors last season. Chambers performed admirably, but still, really wasn’t ready to be a utility man in a title challenging team. Monreal at CB… I mean cummon!!! He admitted he’s never played that position in his life!!
      But Coquelin, Bellerin, Cech. Three faces in our team that weren’t this time last year. And I haven’t seen our third choice CB look as good as Gabriel has been in quite some time!

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      1. Goonsquad8

        I don’t even feel it would be fair to cal gabriel a 3rd choice the guy is a beast and is SO young still! He’s adapted to the prem with ease and looks comfortable playing with any cb

        And monreal moving to CB for that short stint I think changed everything for him that’s when he started performing like a mad man CONSISTENTLY!

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  3. rpk

    David orstein from BBC said Cavani is coming.. Hope v buy veratti along with him!!

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        1. Hafiz Rahman

          the transfer window for France and Spain has already been closed…..

          its over and no surprise that Wenger signs no one

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            1. moneytalks

              U must be expecting Cavani but we will sign Augustin who is future Sanogo.

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    1. moneytalks

      It was fake David ornstein. Search David ornstein bbc on twitter that’s the real one.

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    2. dragunov762mm

      Yeah, he’s coming for United said some rumors. Does anyone know what time exactly transfers deadline day ended? We are all in September 1 2015.

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  4. Lethal Prince 9

    Why are they fighting for a shirt? Don’t we have enough shirts for them?

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    looking forward to the day someone challenges WENGER’s position, enough of his antics, the deluded one got away with his plan of not signing anyone guaranteeing his boy GIROUD another season of hits and above all misses…..this man is a joke

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    1. Hafiz Rahman

      Transfer window for Spain, France and Italy have already been closed……

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      1. rahul

        Man, I’m really tensed. Arsenal is not even showing up under rumor section of different sports websites.

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        1. moneytalks

          Just relax we wont sign a world class player. It will be panic buy like Austin or Kokorin.

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    1. moneytalks

      Thank god I will sleep for 8 hours now and I have to go college after that.

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  6. moneytalks

    Kronke I beg u please sack Wenger. Wenger has too much power at Arsenal. Wenger hasnt replaced V.Persie yet. Even Giroud has come out and said that we need a new striker and he is not good enough. We need a new manager with fresh ideas and someone who has the passion
    to succeed for major trophies not someone who is chicken to spend and happy with 4th place trophy. Klopp fits the bill perfectly. Klopp created stars like Aubameyang, Lewandowski,
    Hummels, Reus and many more.

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    1. josh37

      Pointless… Pointless to even suggest.
      Such a radical change at this point in the season would be pointless. No way Klopp could come into a new league, take the reigns, implement new tactics and have any form of success with City, Chelsea and United in the league. If we missed the top-4 you’d be whinging as hard as anyone.
      Whoever takes over from Wenger needs time to integrate. I want a smooth transition, time for the succeeding manager to get to know the squad, work with the players and ultimately, have time to formulate a plan for what he wants to do.
      We’re far from struggling, have every capability within the squad to lift and find the form we showed last season.

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  7. moneytalks

    The only news I m dreaming for on deadline day is we sign new manager. Wenger resigns after fans give him death threats.

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    1. josh37

      Wow.. can’t believe I actually replied to your above comment.
      The notion that you’d like anyone in the world, at all, to leave their job for fear of their life speaks volumes about you. Selfish, naive and ultimately disgusting. Good one dude..

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  8. moneytalks

    Cavani, Higuain, Lewandowski, Benzema, Aubameyang, Icardi, Martinez, Bacca, Ibrahimovic.
    All these strikers are better than Giroud. If Wenger had any intention we would have signed one
    of the striker but guess what he didnt want to sign them because they would drop Wenger’s
    project Giroud.

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    1. Goonsquad8

      Ibrahimovic- never gonna happen, Bacca – went for a lot of money would’ve been a risk,
      Benzema – never going to happen unless they got aguero, Lewandowski – would take a huge transfer fee and transfer request, Higuain – Insanely overpriced, Aubameyang – not sure he’d fit our system at arsenal, Icardi – huge risk coming from serie a and being so young, Cavani or Martinez shoulda been the 2 we were in for but I guess wenger wasn’t sold on martinez and couldn’t get cavani from PSG

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