Report: Ospina to start North London derby

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Ospina on Cech: we both want to play

According to a couple of reports doing the rounds, David Ospina looks set to replace Petr Cech in goal when Arsenal face Sp*rs at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

Cech was replaced by the Colombian in the second half of the 5-1 win over Everton after picking up a knock to his calf in a collision with striker Oumar Niasse.

Should Ospina start on Saturday at Wembley it will be the fourth time he’s been between the posts for the Gunners in an away North London derby.

He’s previously played in a 2-1 Premier League defeat in February 2015, the 2-1 win in the EFL Cup in September 2015 and the 2-2 Premier League draw in March 2016.

Ospina has kept five clean sheets in his 10 cup appearances this season, but he has not made a Premier League start for the Gunners since the 2-2 draw with Manchester City in April 2017.

No doubt Arsene Wenger will give us an update when he faces the press later this week.

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