Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is contemplating a January exit on loan, The Sun reports.
The Colombia international has endured a tough season so far, first losing the number one spot to Petr Cech and then making a crucial error in the recent Champions League defeat to Olympiakos.
Ospina's chances of re-establishing himself as the first-choice custodian are slim, not least now that the Gunners must beat Bayern Munich in order to have any real hope of European progression.
As such, a report in The Sun states that tensions are high among boss Arsene Wenger and Ospina, and the Colombian could seek a solution in the upcoming January transfer window.
As it has been reported, Wenger promised Ospina a key role in the club’s season despite Czech Republic international Cech joining from Chelsea with the aim of becoming the number one goalkeeper.
It has become an increasingly common theme among some European clubs to adopt two separate goalkeepers – one for the league and one for domestic and European cups.
While this may have worked out well for Barcelona last season, it’s an obvious risk which could cause confusion in defensive organisation as well as morale between the two competitors.
Ospina evidently had an understanding of being a part of the team’s first-team plans, but his error-strewn display against Olympiakos now means the Gunners must turn to Cech in the remaining four ties.
With opportunities limited and the FA Cup opening ties for Premier League clubs still three months away, the former Nice star is in for a highly frustrating period.