With Petr Cech showing greater susceptibility at the near post in recent times, it may be worth a punt to put Ospina in goal for the Premier League matches, if only to just hand the Czech Republic worldwide a reality check.
Ospina made a number of crucial stops to prevent Unai Emery’s side extending their lead before Alexis Sanchez struck with 12 minutes remaining to seal a 1-1 draw.
‘Ospina played very well.
” I would not like to answer that question tonight, ” said Wenger when asked of Ospina starting at Hull”.
The second half was more even but Arsenal kept struggling to get past PSG’s well-disciplined rearguard.
Arsenal fans will remember when their French boss picked the Colombian for last season’s Champions League clash against Olympiakos when Ospina had an absolute nightmare. I have two world-class goalkeepers.
Angel di Maria’s’s corner in the 13th minute almost caught out Ospina, but the 28-year-old, who made an error against Olympiakos in last season’s competition, got back to tip the ball over the crossbar. “If you can not play them, you can not keep world-class goalkeepers who don’t get games”, insisted Wenger.
“We have a rule that the keepers know (when they will play)”, he added. “But they know what the roles of the season are”, Wenger said.
Giroud will be absent for that match, against Basel at the Emirates Stadium in two weeks’ time, following his dismissal after he squabbled with Marquinhos and Verratti near the touchline in stoppage time.
The 19-year-old spurned a clear chance in the 82nd minute for the Gunners which forced a fine save from the Parisian goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, an opportunity which would have ensured maximum points for the London club.
“I am very proud of the team”, Al-Khelaifi told reporters.
Olivier is honest so I believe him.
“Verratti was also on a yellow, so I was surprised by his behaviour”.
“But this is football, sometimes the ball goes in, sometimes it doesn’t”.
“I feel overall we played against a good Paris Saint-Germain team, who started much stronger than us”. “When you start so badly against a team with such qualities, If you have no experience you can be caught”.
“It is not the best result, but I’m happy with how we played – the team played the game I wanted them to”, he told beIN Sports. That is what we did.