As reported in an exclusive by The Daily Star, Arsene Wenger is planning on making a big call in this weekend’s match at home to Hull City.
Petr Cech has been in the media spotlight this week due to a blunder against Chelsea, gifting Cesc Fabregas the chance to put the Blues 3-0 up against the Gunners at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
It seems Arsene Wenger may have lost patience with the legendary goalkeeper too and is set to drop him when Hull City visit the Emirates on Saturday, according to The Star.
They say David Ospina is set to get the nod as a warm up for next week’s massive clash against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
There’s no doubting that in his prime Petr Cech was one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. An illustrious career at Chelsea and even a solid stint at Arsenal can never be taken away from him.
The fact remains though that the goalkeeper is not performing to those standards this season. He’s almost conceded as many goals as he did for the entirety last term, 28 to last season’s 31, despite having played ten less games.
Despite only making one glaring error, the horrendous chip to Fabregas, it’s worth exploring a different option between the sticks to see if there’s an uptick in clean sheets.
If nothing else it will ensure Cech is extra focused heading into the closing months of the campaign as he seeks to retain his place and ensure he makes the position his own again.