By Danny Wright
Matt Le Tissier has said that he is baffled by Arsene Wenger’s decision to play David Ospina in goal over Petr Cech in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
The Sky Sports pundit believes that Wenger is wrong to think that there isn’t much in terms of quality between Cech and Ospina, and that the Frenchman is taking a huge gamble on the decision.
“I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do,” the former Southampton striker said to TalkSport.
“Playing against a team like this, you really want your number one goalkeeper. Does he really think there is very little between David Ospina and Petr Cech?
“For me, Cech is the better goalkeeper. He has been around so many years at the top level and Ospina is not quite at that level. It is a bit of a risk.”
Ospina has played in each of Arsenal’s group stage games in the Champions League campaign, and Wenger is keen to keep the faith in his rotation policy.
He only managed to keep clean sheets in home ties against Basel and Ludogorets, although Arsenal are yet to lose a game with him between the sticks this season.
The 28-year-old has been Colombia’s number one choice goalkeeper since making his debut 10 years ago and has picked up 69 caps since.
Cech is a Champions League winner already, having picked up the trophy in 2012 with Chelsea.
However Wenger has made his decision to start Ospina on Wednesday night and risks facing a major backlash if his plan backfires.
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