Wednesday 22 October 2014

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina ruled out for 3 months

Arsenal's new Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina has been ruled out for three months, with an injury he picked up while playing for former club Nice.

Arsene Wenger confirmed the keeper's injury at his press conference before Arsenal take on Anderlecht in Belgium on Wednesday night.

Emiliano Martinez is set to make his Champions League debut, and the 22-year-old Argentine is now the only senior cover for the suspended Wojciech Szczesny.

Wenger claims the injury is the result of being rushed back from a different problem while in France.

‘He had his first injury in Nice,' claimed the Arsenal boss. 'It was a knee problem and I think he was a bit rushed back.

'He didn't use his legs so his muscle became weaker, then he got injured during the World Cup. And after that he came to us injured, from the World Cup.

'It took him two months to play a game. I had to bring him on against Galatasaray without warm-up, without being prepared and he had a recurrence of that injury.

'That means he is out for two to three months. Now we have to be really careful because he has a recurrence of a thigh injury that's very difficult. It's a long-term injury.’

Credit: Rob Draper/SportsMail

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