Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is tipped to leave the club in January with question marks over his long-term future at the Emirates. The Colombian was in the line of fire following a mistake which allowed Olympiacos to come back into the game against the Gunners and eventually win the contest. This led to a major hue and cry over Arsene Wenger's decision to overlook Petr Cech for the must win fixture.
The Czech republic international is likely to return to the first team against Bayern Munich and given that he is already first choice in the league, Ospina will have to contend with appearances in domestic competitions which may not be to his fancy. The Daily Mail reports that European clubs such as Besiktas, Getafe, Genoa and Palermo are interested in his signature and will be willing to take him on loan if a permanent agreement cannot be reached with Arsenal.
Ospina is likely to be given the nod ahead of Cech against Sheffield in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup but a snub against Bayern could force him to reconsider his future and force a move out of the club in the upcoming transfer window. The Gunners already have Wojciech Szczesny on loan at Roma and will have to look at other options for their back-up spot should Ospina decide to pursue a career elsewhere.
Cech, in the meantime, has justified Wenger's decision to buy him from Chelsea with yet another scintillating performance against Manchester United over the weekend. The Czech Republic international made a brilliant save in the dying minutes of the first half to preserve Arsenal's 3-0 lead.
A goal for United going into the break could have turned the tide in favour of the visitors but Cech's save averted that. The win took Arsenal to the second spot in the league, overtaking the Red Devils on goal difference and two points adrift of leaders Manchester City.