As we stagger ourselves for the imminent back pages linking Arsenal to some key midfield signings, it seems Wenger has internal problems to sort first.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror, David Ospina is ready to put the Gunners boss on the spot over his future as an Arsenal player after growing sick of being Petr Cech’s understudy.
Ospina has made five appearances for the first team this season, all coming in the Champions League as Wenger continues his tradition of rotating goalkeepers for cup competitions.
The 28-year-old has conceded five and is yet to lose whilst playing between the sticks this season, which is impressive when combined with his two clean sheets.
However, the Colombian is ready to get answers on where his future lies once first-choice man Cech has hung up his gloves as an Arsenal player, and at 34 that might be two or three years away.
With the 2018 World Cup coming up, Ospina needs to ensure he maintains a good run of form to ensure he’s the only option considered in his national side’s starting XI plans.
The Mirror have understood Ospina would be open to a move if it meant regular first team football, and he’d have no problem in finding a top-level side given his ability.
Whilst it provides tremendous back-up for Wenger, who believes he has two ‘world class’ goalkeepers on hand is always going to cause friction and Ospina has had to suffer for the last 18 months.
There’s no doubt that as soon as Cech’s time is up, Ospina would come straight in to the starting XI as an experienced option – but will that all be too little, too late for the Colombian?
With a Champions League run and FA Cup football to look forward to, Ospina’s mindset should be kept busy over the next few months, but Arsenal must approach this situation delicately!
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