David Ospina clattered Chelsea’s Pedro during a pre-season friendly on Saturday and fans from both sides are annoyed.
- Ospina caused Pedro to get subbed after horror challenge
- Goalkeeper did the same to Oscar in 2015
- Fans from both sides unimpressed
Ospina flew into Pedro in what was a stupid, needless ‘challenge’ during Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea.
The incident, which you can watch in the video above, left Pedro noticeably disoriented and bleeding, which led to him being subbed off.
Oddly, this isn’t the first time the goalkeeper has clattered a Chelsea player.
Back in 2015, in a similar move, Ospina launched himself into Oscar, who looked visibly shaken by the collision.
Not only are Chelsea fans annoyed with the Colombia international’s careless tackles on their players, Gooners are frustrated that, once again, Ospina is proving himself to be a liability.
Ospina batters Pedro to the ground, but the foul is given against our winger. What a joke. Glad he seems to be OK.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) July 22, 2017
This is the second time Ospina has tried to kill one of our players. First it was Oscar & now it's Pedro
— َ (@HazardEdition) July 22, 2017
Ospina attempts to kill Pedro. Pedro penalised. Batshuayi disallowed goal for being onside. It's like the FA Cup final again.
— Jon Andrews (@JonAndrews84) July 22, 2017
Ospina's Elbow, chest and thigh hits Pedro in one motion but somehow it's the Chelsea player's foul! pic.twitter.com/kcQ4wE2n6m
— Sripad (@falsewinger) July 22, 2017
Feel bad for Pedro though. Top player doing well so far, and Ospina goes and ruins his pre season. #CFC
— Lav (@ConteTactics) July 22, 2017
The 28-year-old’s blunder doesn’t come at the best time considering Arsenal sold #1-in-waiting (or so we thought) Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus midweek.
Most baffling, how can Szczesny gone while Ospina stays?
— Ariel Ehsan Reynaldi (@arielehsanr) July 22, 2017
Honestly, fucking sell Ospina… why did we not keep Szczesny?
— Anush (@AnushLad) July 22, 2017
— ki (@SyaukiAzim) July 22, 2017
Mr Szczesny would never behave so improperly in a preseason friendly. Ospina disgracing the good name of Classenal.
— Patrick (@PatchJS) July 22, 2017
Ospina is a calamity
— Mikey (@MikeyAFC_) July 22, 2017
Now, pretty much any time Ospina pulls an… Ospina, all Gooners can this is, ‘Woj wouldn’t have done that’.