Arsenal fans perplexed by Arsene Wenger's selection of David Ospina for PSG clash
The Colombia goalkeeper has been selected ahead of Petr Cech as Arsenal prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc des Princes at 7.45pm this evening.
Arsene Wenger named this XI to play PSG in Champions League Group A tonight:
There is no place for strikers Olivier Giroud or Lucas Perez as Alexis Sanchez leads the Arsenal line.
Alex Iwobi is afforded a start as Theo Walcott fails to make the squad while Francis Coquelin keeps his place ahead of Granit Xhaka.
Most surprisingly, Ospina begins in goal as Cech drops to the bench.
The decision has caused bemusement among Arsenal supporters, particularly considering the Colombian's last start in the competition when he gifted Olympiakos a goal after spilling a corner over his own line.
The 3-2 loss left the Gunners' qualification hopes hanging by a thread in the 2015/16 campaign, and the fans have not forgotten:
Going to question life if Ospina starts tbh...— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) September 13, 2016
@Arsenal blimey. Ospina starts, meltdown starts.— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) September 13, 2016
@Arsenal because last time we played Ospina instead of Cech in the champions league it went sooooo well.— Kieron (@ScoutingForFifa) September 13, 2016
Ospina in goal, Coquelin-Cazorla, Alexis up front without Walcott as a wide forward. This could get very ugly. https://t.co/vyo9H2pTzI— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) September 13, 2016
Oh shit, and Ospina in goal!— arseblog (@arseblog) September 13, 2016
I really can't understand why Wenger is starting Ospina. Didn't he learn anything from last season— MD (@Memz_Dogi) September 13, 2016
When Arsenal fans see that Ospina is starting ahead of Cech. https://t.co/SP2QRp8wH7— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) September 13, 2016
Ospina in goal, nothing against the lad but Wenger making the same mistakes again. #WengerOut— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) September 13, 2016
Wenger starting Ospina over Cech in the Champions League again. Arsenal fans right now: pic.twitter.com/HxgjyZzKn6— Coral (@Coral) September 13, 2016
Expect a Twitter storm to rage if Ospina happens to make a mistake this evening.