Unless Arsenal suffer yet another piece of horrible luck on the injury front then we can say with almost 100 percent certainty that the Czech Republic international Petr Cech will be starting for the Gunners when the new season begins. Or should I say that he will be our starter in the Premier League at least?
After that, however, the question of who will be our next choice between the sticks, and perhaps this will involve the Champions League games as well as the FA cup and Capital One cup competitions, is much harder to predict. We have the Colombian international star David Ospina, who is hoping to help his country lift the Copa America this summer, against the Poland international Wojciech Szczesny who will be in action at Euro 2016.
Ospina has done very well for us over the last two seasons, apart from a couple of errors which have arguably been highlighted way too much. He is apparently wanted by a number of decent clubs and this could make it difficult for us to persuade him to stay as back up to Cech, but if Arsene Wenger gives him some playing assurances and with the former Chelsea man in his mid 30s, I do not think it would be impossible by any means.
Our on loan keeper Szczesny has also been prone to some high profile errors but he is still very young for a keeper at 26-years old and his season in Italy’s Serie A with Roma has definitely been good for him. Again we have the problem of whether he would accept playing second fiddle, but I reckon the real issue is which one we want to keep.
At the minute there seems to be no clear preference from the boss, so will it all boil down to their respective performances in the two summer tournaments? And if so, which do you think will get the nod?