Arsene Wenger has hinted that David Ospina is set to be Arsenal’s Champions League goalkeeper, claiming that the Colombia and Petr Cech are both aware of their roles for the season ahead.
The former Czech international gets the nod in the Premier League, and although Ospina’s selection raised some eyebrows before kick-off, his outstanding display went a long way to securing the point in last night’s 1-1 draw with PSG.
The Arsenal manager was quizzed about his selection decision after the game, and was keen to stress the quality of both his goalkeepers.
“You know, I have two world-class goalkeepers, I will repeat that,” he said. “I know we have enough games to give them games. But if you cannot play… you cannot keep as well two world-class goalkeepers that don’t get games.”
He suggested that it had already been made clear to them who would play and when.
“we have the roles that the keepers know,” he continued. “And that’s why it’s important to have clear roles when the season starts and when that changes I inform them. But they know what the roles of the season are.”
As for whether Ospina would play in the next game, at home to FC Basel, he said, “I would not like to answer that question tonight, because we can always change our mind because it’s down to performances.
“He has the right, based on what he did tonight, to stay in for the next Champions League.”
So, there we go. It was an excellent performance, and the Colombian was the highest rated player by Arseblog readers after the game.