I must admit that I feel sorry for the Arsenal and Colombia international keeper, even though David Ospina did drop a clanger so big that is sent shockwaves around the world of football. That horror moment against Olympiacos in the Champions League could not have come at a worse moment either as we had just got back into the game and had regained the momentum.
So if, as seems likely, Arsenal do fail to make it to the UCL knockout stage for the first time in donkeys years everyone will remember that moment and blame Ospina. As Arsene Wenger said at the time though, any player can make a mistake and that was just about the first the Colombian had made for Arsenal after a superb second half of last season.
But it does look like his goose is cooked as they say because it is not just the Arsenal fans that have turned on Ospina, but the players as well. Or that is the sense I get from the words of Per Mertesacker reported by The Mirror.
The big German defender revealed that he was looking forward to getting our on loan Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny back in the squad when his spell at Italy’s Serie A club Roma is finished at the end of this season and he said it is not just him but everyone at the club that wants Shezzer back.
So is that it for unlucky Ospina?