Arsene Wenger believes he has two world class goalkeepers after David Ospina's Man of the Match performance against Paris Saint-Germain, which earned Arsenal a point in their first group game of the Champions League. The Colombian pulled off a series of impressive saves against the likes of Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria before Alexis Sanchez scored the equaliser with 10 minutes left on the clock.
The Gunners had gone behind as early as in the 44th second, with Cavani scoring from an exquisite cross by Serge Aurier, who got the better of Nacho Monreal. Since then it was an onslaught of PSG attacks, passing the midfield duo of Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin with relative ease. Alexis Sanchez was deployed through the middle in the absence of Theo Walcott, who had picked up a slight knee injury before the game.
Ospina was called upon on numerous occasions and the Colombian stood firm on each occasion, especially in the second half, where he made a bunch of crucial blocks. Wenger refused to divulge whether he will be using Ospina for the rest of the group games in the Champions League, but insists that either keeper would work well for their next home game against Swiss side Basel.
On Ospina playing well, Wenger told Arsenal's official website, "I agree with you. In the decisive moments when he could have [conceded] a penalty, when at one down in the first half he came out with a good header. You know, I have two world-class goalkeepers, I will repeat that. I know we have enough games to give them games. But if you cannot play... you cannot keep as well two world-class goalkeepers that don't get games.
"We have the roles that the keepers know. And that's why it's important to have clear roles when the season starts and when that changes I inform them. But they know what the roles of the season are."