David Ospina to consider Arsenal exit if he's dropped for Bayern Munich

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David Ospina is ready to consider his future at Arsenal if Arsene Wenger opts for Petr Cech in the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern Munich, according to the Mirror.

The Colombia international enjoyed life as the club's first-choice goalkeeper in the second half of last season, but was concerned his playing opportunities would evaporate along with the summer arrival of Cech.

In an attempt to keep him at the Emirates, Wenger promised Ospina a starting role in cup competitions, including the Champions League. However, the Frenchman came under intense pressure after the calamitous 3-2 defeat against Olympiakos.


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Ospina played a starring role in that game, dropping the ball into his own net when attempting to collect a corner whilst under no pressure. With the world-class Cech on the bench, fans and pundits alike were incredulous with Wenger's decision to start the unconvincing 27-year-old.

Having lost both of their opening Champions League group games, defeat against Bayern Munich on Tuesday would all but rule them out of qualifying for the latter stages. With a win needed, Wenger is expected to call on Cech at Ospina's expense.

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But despite his error against the Greek champions, the South American star is still expecting to start the match ahead of Cech and won't be pleased if Wenger goes back on his promise.

Tough call

That will give Wenger a tough decision to make as he has already loaned out his other first-team goalkeepers, Wojciech Szczesny and Damian Martinez, and can not afford to let Ospina leave in January without signing a replacement.

Equally, Wenger can not afford to risk the wrath of fans if Arsenal's place in the Champions League is dropped by Ospina's buttered-up fingers against the German champions.

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