Arsenal to take massive team selection gamble for key Champions League clash

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to drop keeper Petr Cech for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners face a ‘must-win’ encounter with the Greek champions off the back of a big 5-2 Premier League win over Leicester City and Wenger is ready to rotate his squad for the Champions League clash.

Wenger has confirmed that Colombian David Ospina is set to take over from Cech whilst Aaron Ramsey is likely to be rested ahead of Arsenal’s weekend clash with Man United.

“What I just want to say, it was not because I have decided Ospina [always] plays in the Champions League. It will go game by game and there can be a different decision.

“I need to give him [Ospina] games and I think he is a top-level goalkeeper, but that doesn’t mean that he will play.”

“That’s our job, our job is about selection and competing with other players. I think he [Ospina] does that extremely well.”

“I am fortunate to have two keepers of this quality. He is much younger than Petr Cech, he will get games at the top level, don’t worry.”


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Arsenal lost to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League group stage encounter and can not afford to drop points in their home encounter with Olympiakos.

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