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Arsenal Injury Crisis Deepens As David Ospina Is Ruled Out Of Champions League Tie vs Anderlecht

Gunners to rely on third choice stopper as backup.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been given a further selection headache ahead of his side’s Champions League tie against Anderlecht this week as goalkeeper David Ospina was ruled out of the encounter, forcing him to call on third choice stopper Emiliano Martinez, the Metro reports.

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The £3million Colombian, who was brought in to deputise for Wojciech Szczesny, is definitely out after failing to prove his fitness in time for the trip to Belgium, according to the Daily Mirror.

That means the path is clear for the 22-year-old Martinez to make his bow to deputise for regular first choice custodian Wojciech Szczesny, who is serving a one-match suspension for his sending off against Galatasaray in the last round of games.

However, there is some good news for the beleaguered manager as midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are in line to make their respective returns from injury, whilst Jack Wilshere has also been given the ok to play after limping out of the weekend’s clash against Hull.

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