UEFA Europa League: No dropping Ospina for Cech - Wenger - FCNaija

Europa League By: Ambrose Udeme | 21/02/2018

David Ospina, Arsenal FC

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he will not drop David Ospina for Arsenal's Carabao Cup final and Europa League clash against Manchester City and Ostersunds respectively.

Petr Cech may still be the first choice goalkeeper for Premier League games, but Ospina who has predominantly been the keeper in the cups this season will continue in that role for the two cup games this week.

Ahead of Thursday's Europa League last-32 second leg against Ostersunds, Wenger during his press conference on Wednesday confirmed the Colombian will get the nod ahead the former Chelsea safe hands.


"They are always difficult decisions but we have been clear since the start of the season that he [Ospina] plays in the whole competition.

"I have two world-class goalkeepers and I decided to have clarity in the games they play and we maintain that." Wenger said as quoted in the Independent

Wenger has prided himself in recent years in dividing cup and league duties between two different goalkeepers. This season Ospina has started 10 games, all in the cups, while Matt Macey also faced Norwich City in the League Cup and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.