Recent reports have claimed that Real Madrid are trying to force club legend Iker Casillas to leave this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool keen on his arrival.
A Spanish journalist has now claimed that the 33 year-old WANTS to move to Arsenal, but even if the goalkeeper did want to come to the Emirates, do we really need him?
David Ospina has been in outstanding form since being installed ahead of Wojciech Szczesny this term, keeping seven clean sheets in his 13 league matches, including against Chelsea and Manchester City, paired with conceding a maximum of one goal in each of the other six.
The Colombian’s form must mean that he will be our first-choice for the remainder of this season, and next, which would mean that Szczesny would most likely be offloaded to make room for the Spaniard.
We all know how highly Arsene Wenger rates the Polish goalkeeper, which makes Casillas arrival all the more unlikely in my eyes.
I also cannot imagine the experienced international star would opt to play second-fiddle to Ospina, although Simon Mignolet’s surprise form in 2015 also merits praise, and he should not be overthrown by the Madrid captain.
The only way in which signing Casillas would help our club, would be if it prioritised Real’s pursuit of David De Gea, who was this week selected in the PFA Team of the Year. These reports coming out in the press tend to be false regardless, but with such hype I felt it needed addressing!
Would any of you fellow Gunners like to see Casillas at the Emirates? I think his career is on a downward curve, and Ospina’s is very much on the rise…..