Arsene Wenger may have to look to recruit a new goalkeeper to challenge Petr Cech next season at this rate after David Ospina revealed his future at Arsenal is uncertain.
Reported in The Sun a few days ago, Ospina said he will put talks over his future at the Emirates on hold until the summer after losing his place in the side to Cech at the start of the season.
Although he has recently seen some action due to Cech’s unavailability, Ospina admits he may no longer be an Arsenal player come the end of the season.
The 27-year-old Colombian said:
‘Since Petr joined we have built a good friendship.
‘However, we are still competing for the spot.
‘I don’t want to think about the summer. I’m focused on the present and my present is Arsenal.
‘We will see how this season ends, then we will see what happens with my future.’
Ospina’s future at Arsenal has been up in limbo since Cech’s arrival last summer, but Wenger appears to believe in his ability after keeping him at the club as his second-choice goalkeeper and sending Wojciech Szczesny out on a season-long loan to Roma.
Szczesny’s future at Arsenal also remains a doubt after spending the season at Roma and reports linking him with a move to Liverpool over the weekend.
So with both Ospina’s and Szczesny’s future in limbo and the possibility of both departing the Emirates this summer, Wenger may have to assign his scouting team to search for a new shot-stopper, preferably to find someone who can challenge Cech on a regular basis.