The Gunners thrashed Ostersunds 3-0 in the first leg at the Jamtkraft Arena thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil and an own goal from Sotirios Papagiannopoulos. "He (Ospina) played in the whole competition", said Wenger at a press conference on Wednesday, via Arsenal.com.
Nevertheless, the Gunners have enjoyed a pretty strong record at home this season, and we expect them to win this game quite comfortably.
One fan said: "Ozil biggest baller I know, guy literally can take games off if he doesn't want to play". Also a late penalty save from David Ospina helped the scoreline as Arsene Wenger can now openly go for his alternate options knowing that the passage to last 16 is all but assured. "I respect what he does because he has a clear vision of the game, he has a positive attitude, a positive philosophy". A prolific goalscorer, he found the net 20 times last season in 40 appearances in all competitions. Hopefully, it won't matter which keeper plays in an Arsenal win. In his first 10 full seasons at Arsenal, Wenger collected 161 points against teams that finished in the top six in each respective season.
Arsenal will be without Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.
The visitors are expected to be without Smajl Suljevic and Johan Bertilsson. Punters can eke out a fortune by backing the England attacker at available odds of (1.83) to score anytime with bet365.
Those results are a stark contrast to Arsenal's Invincible campaign of 2003/04, when Wenger's side collected 24 points from a possible 30 - having recorded 17 or more points in each season between 1997/98 and 2002/03.