It just seemed to be the perfect thing for Arsenal to do when the chance of signing Petr Cech popped up, and we are all very very happy with the outcome, but it has now given Arsene Wenger a massive problem.
It seems obvious to us that one of David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny is now surplus to requirements, but both of them have made it plain that they have no intention of leaving Arsenal. Ospina has acknowledged that he has had an offer from Everton, but has said on MundoDeportivo: “I want to continue at Arsenal,”
“I am very happy in London with my family, so I want to respect my four-year contract with the club.
“It will be an honour to play with Petr Cech, a keeper with much experience from whom I can learn.”
So he has no intention of leaving, and neither has Szczesny who has also made his position clear. He said last month: “You [the media] like to speculate, but I am happy where I am.
“I have got all the support in the world from the manager and I have fantastic relations with him, so you can stop the gossip now because I am here for good. I will stay.”
Correct me if I’m wrong but I seem to remember that Szczesny was also given a new contract last season, and Wenger is always going on about players should respect their contracts. So we are probably committed to paying the wages of all three keepers for the next four years.
Can anyone come up with a solution to Wenger’s dilemma?