Arsenal’s only clean sheet in the last 8 games came away at Ostersunds in Sweden, and Petr Cech himself has been waiting for his 200th Premier League clean sheet for 10 games so far. The big Czech has never saved a penalty for Arsenal but David Ospina managed our only clean sheet by stopping a penalty in Sweden, and I don’t want to go on about our preposterous amount of goals conceded this year of which four have been directly from errors from Cech.
So we would think that Wenger would have considered making Ospina our first choice League starter to try and change things, but the Boss refuses to lose faith with Cech, so is it any surprise that the Colombian shotstopper wants to get away from the Emirates as soon as possible. “I am open to everything,” Ospina said. “Today I give everything for Arsenal, I like to be successful here, but you start to contemplate every alternative depending on each situation.
“I still have a contract, but as I say, I always like to have more opportunities, to have more continuity in the squad as every goalkeeper needs.
“Today, I am sharing my position with an excellent goalkeeper in Petr, but he knows that I like to play and I know he likes to keep playing, we have this competition between us, I just like to have continuity, I will think about the future at another moment.
“Today I live day by day, I don’t like to say anything about the future but i will make the most of every each training session and every moment at Arsenal.
“The manager has his reasons for deciding who does or does not get to play..Our position as goalkeepers is a very complicated one because you have less opportunities, in the team there is just one player who plays in that role, and who gets the support. I always try to do my best.
“Mistakes can happen but those mistakes (that the goalkeeper makes) are more visible to everybody, but I keep working, making the most of every opportunity that I have.
“When I speak to Wenger he always tells me that he trusts me. I will keep demonstrating my skills each time I get to play, in every training session, and I will keep waiting for my opportunity that I have been waiting for, and I will make the most of it, as I did in my first year at Arsenal.
“As I always say; for me to be part of Arsenal was and is a dream come true. When I used to think about it, it seemed so far away. I was able to materialise it and that’s why I like to do my best, to be outstanding at Arsenal.”
So what will Arsenal do this summer. The facts prove that Cech’s form is deteriorating badly this season, and it looks like Ospina wants to get away if he is not given more than the occasional Cup match.
Should a new Number One be a certainty for arsenal this summer?