ARSENE WENGER SAYS DAVID OSPINA WOULD START IN GOAL AGAINST MANCHESTER CITY IN EFL CUP FINAL
Written by TREND1009 on February 21, 2018
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina will start against Manchester City in Sunday’s EFL Cup final, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
Aaron Ramsey (groin) remains a doubt for the game at Wembley despite returning to training this week, while Mesut Ozil “should be ok” for the final having suffered with sickness.
Both midfielders will not play against Ostersunds in Arsenal’s Europa League last-32 second leg on Thursday, but Ospina will remain in goal for all cup fixtures.
Arsenal have a three-goal aggregate lead over Ostersunds, but Wenger insisted Ozil would have featured in the home leg at the Emirates if he was fully fit.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, cup-tied for Sunday’s final against City because of his involvement for Manchester United earlier this season, will play in the Europa League, along with Danny Welbeck.
Wenger confirmed Alexandre Lacazette is recovering well from his knee injury and could return within four weeks, while Ramsey will be monitored ahead of a decision over whether he plays in Sunday’s EFL Cup final.