Having rested Petr Cech for yesterday’s game against Östersunds, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger named Ospina as the man to man the post. The Colombian was brilliant throughout the match and helped the Gunners kept a clean sheet for the first time since December last year.
Many fans thought Arsenal’s mission to keep a clean sheet wouldn’t be accomplished when Saman Ghoddos was brought down by Shkodran Mustafi in the 18-yard box to concede a last-minute penalty.
Having been a goalkeeper for more than a decade, Petr Cech has saved just 16 penalties but he hasn’t managed to save one for the Gunners since he joined the team from Chelsea.
To the surprise of many Arsenal fans, David Ospina was able to save the penalty kick taken by Tom Pettersson as he dived to his right hand to prevent the kick from sailing into the net.
After ensuring that the Gunners maintain their clean sheet, Ospina was praised for his display by the Gunners faithfuls as they took to Twitter to shower praise on the 29-year-old netminder.
They didn’t only sing his praise but also advised Arsene Wenger to reinstall the goalie in his starting lineup as Petr Cech looks to be out of form so far this season. Some of the fans also showed their amazement seeing their goalkeeper save a penalty— a rare occurrence.
It is yet to be seen if Wenger will heed to their advice by dropping the Czech international for the Colombian shot-stopper.
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