Arsene Wenger should sell Wojciech Szczesny instead of David Ospina

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The imminent arrival of Petr Cech from local rivals, Chelsea, will force one Arsenal shot stopper out of the Emirates, but as the time encloses on the Czech Republic goalkeeper putting pen to paper in north London, it looks increasingly likely that it will be David Ospina heading for the exit door to the concern of Gunners fans.

Ever since Wojciech Szczesny's blunderous performance against Southampton on New Year's Day, Ospina has ruled as number one keeper under Arsene Wenger.

However, it looks as if the Colombian is about to be wrongly stripped of his status and shipped off to Turkish club, Fenerbahce. 

Who is better? Szczesny or Ospina?

Before you read on, and discover why Ospina really is better, we'd like you to leave your opinion in the comments below on who you think really should stay at Arsenal.

It's not really a difficult decision. Would you rather keep a butter-fingered, unsuccessful goalkeeper as opposed to an astute, confident individual?

There is hardly much competition in this contest and you could argue with me until the sun goes down, Ospina will always be the better goalkeeper.

Since the Colombian international took over the reins in January, Arsenal conceded merely eleven goals in comparison to the 25 that leaked past Szczesny before Arsene Wenger finally saw the light and demoted his Polish goalkeeper.

The stats don't lie and that's why Ospina must stay. If Petr Cech should pick up an injury and back-up is required, the Gunners will have faith in retaining the same level of quality between the posts instead of watching on in fear of conceding upon every opposition attack.

How well can Cech do?

As much as I despise Arsenal, I hope Petr Cech enjoys what is left of his supremely successful career. Countless Premier League trophies, numerous Champions League medals and tons of FA Cup and League commendations. Can Arsenal help him fill his trophy cabinet even more? Only time will tell.

I've always admired the 33-year-old. It's very rare to see him make mistakes, unlike Szczesny and I was saddened to see that he was Jose Mourinho's number two last season under Thibaut Courtois.

Cech should have started every match throughout 2014/15, and in the matches that he did feature in, he gave 100%, staking a claim for that number one spot. However, defeated by Mourinho's "youngster" philosophy, which sees the elders rejected and neglected, Cech found himself as a bench warmer more often than not.

Thankfully, if a deal is successfully negotiated between Mourinho and Wenger, Cech will find himself featuring on a weekly basis with David Ospina on the bench, hopefully.

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