Arsene Wenger Makes Shock Selection Decision Ahead Of FA Cup Final
Despite already facing a defensive crisis with Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi both injured and captain Laurent Koscielny suspended for tomorrow's FA Cup final, Arsene Wenger is set to drop another first team regular for the showpiece at Wembley.
Wenger, who is heavily under fire from Arsenal supporters after his team finished outside the top four in the Premier League for the first time in 21 years, has apparently made the call to drop first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech for the final against Chelsea, instead favouring Colombian stopper David Ospina.
Ospina, who is reportedly in talks to leave the Emirates stadium this summer for Fenerbahce, has failed to convince during his three seasons in North London, making 49 appearances since arriving from Nice for a reported £3 million.
The Colombian international has been named in the starting XI for three of the Gunners ties in the competition so far, but was replaced by Cech for the semi-final against Manchester City, last month.
Needless to say, news of Wenger's decision has gone down about as well as a loud, wet fart in a crowded lift:
Maybe Wenger is going to play Cech at centre back ? pic.twitter.com/lwUtLcWuwg- Save Us Alisher (@Ata_Memz) May 26, 2017
I'm by no means Cech's biggest fan but since the formation change he's been immense. Would be foolish to start Ospina.- Hugo (@AssistingOzil) May 26, 2017
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(not sure how a formation change affects a goalkeeper's form, like)
Maybe we are playing with a two keeper formation with Ospina slightly ahead of Cech? https://t.co/rQSUCWOD6H- Poorly Drawn Arsenal (@cantdrawarsenal) May 26, 2017
Ospina isn't as bad as some pretend, but starting him over Cech is absolutely ridiculous. Cech's finally in form & Ospina plays? Bin.- S (@attwood10) May 26, 2017
Ospina is a great keeper don't get me wrong but to drop Cech who has been brilliant for us recently is just insane. #WengerOut- Atom & Humber (@At0mHumber) May 26, 2017
I can't believe Wenger, Ospina starting when Cech is on fire, our defence has enough problems and he goes and makes it worse- Captain Morocco:flag_ma: (@AtIasLion) May 26, 2017
What do you make of Wenger's decision to favour Ospina over Cech? Is it a brave or foolish move?
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