David Ospina will reportedly try and force an Arsenal exit in January if he is dropped for our clash against Bayern Munich as expected, with the keeper unhappy at his current role at the club, as reported by the Express.
The report claims the Colombian has a number of offers on the table, and could easily secure an exit this winter if he wanted to. And he may attempt to do so if he doesn’t feature against Bayern, with calls for the shot-stopper to be dropped after his clanger against Olympiacos.
It was a mystery to Arsenal fans why Arsene Wenger opted to leave Petr Cech on the bench against the Greek side, and it became a costly mistake after Ospina contributed to our loss in a huge way.
Wenger apparently promised the 27-year-old regular first team football this season in order to keep him after Cech was signed however, which explains his inclusion in our Champions League games.
The Express cites the Daily Mail however, who claim Ospina is still unhappy at the level of his involvement, and will look to “force” (via the Express) his way out of the club in January if dropped against the German giants.
Regardless of whether this is true or not, Wenger can’t possibly bow to the pressure. The game against Bayern is massive if we want to remain in the competition, and we have to be putting out our strongest XI. No player should be guaranteed football, and Ospina’s recent performances have shown he deserves to be dropped.
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We at All Arsenal are of the opinion that Wenger let the wrong goalkeeper go this past summer anyway, and Wojciech Szczesny should be the one deputising for Cech, not Ospina.