Arsenal were able to pick up a point away at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and Rio Ferdinand defended the selection of David Ospina.
Arsene Wenger opted to start the Colombian international instead of Petr Cech, as he picked up from where he left off last season in rotating the pair between the posts.
While many slammed the French tactician’s decision prior to kick-off, including fellow BT Sport expert Ian Wright, Ferdinand argued that the move was justified in the end after Ospina pulled off a string of impressive stops to deny PSG.
.@rioferdy5 believes @D_Ospina1‘s heroic performance justified Arsene Wenger’s selection. #UCL https://t.co/nhPec6sRhP
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) September 13, 2016
Having conceded after just 46 seconds, it was certainly far from the ideal start for the Gunners in the French capital.
Nevertheless, with Ospina denying Cavani in key moments of the game, it gave the visitors the chance to take something from it, and they return home with a point following Alexis Sanchez’s equaliser late in the second half.
Cech will likely return this weekend when Arsenal take on Hull City, but it appears as though Wenger got his decision right on this occasion, although it still may not be enough to silence all of his detractors.