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Wenger praises Ospina after PSG draw

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was more than pleased with David Ospina who had a fine game in the 1-1 draw against PSG on Tuesday in the Champions League.

The 28-year-old Colombian came up with some big saves against Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria at the Parc des Princes in Paris. PSG took an early lead through Cavani, but a goal from Alexis Sanchez in the second half tied things up. Wenger praised Ospina after the match for his performance.

“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,” Wenger said. “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.

Wenger said that he was satisfied to get a point out of the game, which on paper was the most difficult fixture in the group stage for Arsenal, and gain some more experience.

“I feel overall we played against a good Paris Saint-Germain team, who started much stronger than us,” Wenger said. “They played at a high pace, but even in the first half I think we were in trouble mainly when we lost the ball on the counter-attack because they pressed well.

“Even in the first half you could see that if we managed to keep the ball a bit better we would be dangerous – we created chances. In the first half, our midfield played a bit too far from Alexis. In the second half we played higher, and after the kick-off in the second half we had a good chance to come back, which we did. In the end we have experience in the Champions League and we got a good point.”

Wenger praises Ospina after PSG draw

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