The Arsenal rumours for the last month or so have been adamant that when Petr Cech takes over as Number One at Arsenal, David Ospina will be moving on to pastures new. Meanwhile it has been assumed that Tomas Rosicky will be staying to keep his mate Cech company after Arsene Wenger exercised a one year option to keep him at the club despite Little Mozart being unhappy at lack of playing time.
Now these ideas have been turned on their head as Ospina has now stated that he is used to fighting for his place and expects to do the same at the Emirates. He was quoted as saying: “I have always had to fight for the title position at all of my clubs. You expect a big club like Arsenal to improve the squad but you must always impress the manager in training.”
With Wojciech Szczesny also making it clear hat he intends to stay at Arsenal for his whole career it will be interesting to see how Wenger deals with the situation. Surely he won’t pay the wages of all three next season?
As for Rosicky I have kept my opinion that he should be allowed to leave to get more games in the twilight of his career, and he is extremely lved at Sparta Prague, who are still keen to prise him away from Arsenal. The Sparta owner Daniel Kretinsky has made this very clear. “I’d love him to come and for it to happen soon,” he said.
“But I don’t want to put uncomfortable pressure on Tomas. It’s up to him, I understand that leaving Arsenal isn’t easy.”
It will not be easy for Arsenal to say goodbye to such a loyal legend either, but we have to understand that Tomas wants to play all this season so he can represent his country one last time at the Euros next summer. I don’t WANT him to leave but I think we should respect his wishes…