Arsenal Goalkeeper Crisis: David Ospina Injury Worse Than First Feared

Arsenal will have to manage without number two goalkeeper David Ospina…

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is facing yet another injury crisis this season, after learning that number two goalkeeper David Ospina will be sidlined for up to three months with thigh issue.

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Reports in the Daily Mail explain that Ospina is now out until late January, leaving Emiliano Martinez as the only back-up to first choice stopper Wojciech Szczesny. The Colombian picked up the injury while at Nice, and is yet to play in the Premier League.

Martinez is set to make his Champions League debut against Anderlecht, with Szczesny currently suspended after being sent-off against Galatasaray. Wenger confirmed the keeper’s injury at his press conference on Wednesday.

“He had his first injury in Nice,” claimed the Arsenal boss. “It was a knee problem and I think he was a bit rushed back. He didn’t use his legs so his muscle became weaker, then he got injured during the World Cup. And after that he came to us injured, from the World Cup.

“It took him two months to play a game. I had to bring him on against Galatasaray without warm-up, without being prepared and he had a recurrence of that injury.

“That means he is out for two to three months. Now we have to be really careful because he has a recurrence of a thigh injury that’s very difficult. It’s a long-term injury.”

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