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Arsenal to drop star man again despite first Champions League loss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to drop Petr Cech for their Champions League clash against Olympiakos, according to reports from the Mirror.

Cech was replaced by David Ospina in their last European fixture and is set to once again be on the bench, despite the Gunners succumbing to a 2-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb last time out.

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Wenger hopes to give Ospina some valuable game time with Cech his number one in league fixtures, but another loss could see the Colombian displaced for the former Chelsea star in future games.

Wenger said: “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.”

Star midfielder Aaron Ramsey could also miss the Olympiakos match in order to rest for their massive clash against Manchester United at the Emirates this weekend, even though Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are both out with respective injuries.

However, Arsenal will be buoyed by the news that Francis Coquelin has recovered from a knee injury and is expected to be in the starting line-up on Tuesday.

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