Normally when Arsene Wenger is asked about his goalkeepers and their involvement in certain games, he’s quick to point out that David Ospina is the nominated cup keeper while Petr Cech plays in the Premier League.
The latter missed Sunday’s 3-0 win over Stoke with a groin problem but was back in full training today, and ready to take his place in the squad.
It was a bit curious then that when asked about his selection for tomorrow night, the Arsenal manager didn’t simply point out the pre-determined pecking order as he usually does.
Pressed on whether Cech’s return to fitness might see him start, he said, “You will see that tomorrow.”
Now, it could be just Arsene being Arsene and playing his cards close to his chest, but it might also mean that as the priority of the season has changed, he’s open to using his most experienced goalkeeper for a competition which provides the last chance of success this season.
We’ll see tomorrow!