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Petr Cech expects David Ospina to start for Arsenal in Carabao Cup final against Man City

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: of Arsenal during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium)
Image: David Ospina (L) has started every Carabao Cup match this term

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech does not expect to play against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football.

Arsene Wenger has opted for David Ospina for every round of the competition so far, and the Colombia international is expected to be handed a starting spot at Wembley this weekend.

Cech, who won three league cups with Chelsea, says being left out of the final is just part and parcel of being a footballer but admits being a spectator is always difficult.

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"At the start it was clear that it was going to be like that," said Cech, when asked if Ospina would play in the final.

"I will be there with the team supporting but I don't expect to play. It is always hard to watch any game from the bench or even from the stand if you are not selected.

"As a player, you always want to be involved. But obviously you are in a professional club where there are 25 top players and the manager always makes his choices for the game and you need to accept that."

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Man City could find themselves eliminated from two competitions within a week if they lose to Arsenal this weekend after they crashed out of the FA Cup following their shock 1-0 defeat to Wigan on Monday.

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Wenger is yet to win the league cup in his 22-year spell at Arsenal, with the club last taking the trophy back to north London in 1993.

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