Casillas V Cech – Why the Spain’s undisputed Number One would be an ideal fit for Arsenal by Sleigh
I have it on good authority that Iker Casillas will be Arsenal’s first signing this summer. With that it got me thinking, who would be the better keeper? I came up with one conclusion….
Whilst Petr Cech would cost somewhere in the region of £10m and as some papers are saying, the deluded one wants AOC to go in the other direction (something that CANNOT be allowed to happen). Iker would be a free transfer. 1-0 To Iker.
As far as experience and trophy’s won is concerned, it’s a no contest.
With Real Madrid Casillas has won:
UEFA Champions League: 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14
UEFA Super Cup: 2002, 2014
Intercontinental Cup: 2002
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014
La Liga: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12
Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
Supercopa de España: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012.
With Spain, he has won a staggering 161 caps (he would have surely won another 20 had Victor Valdez not been around) and was their first choice goalkeeper and captain when winning the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and has won two UEFA European Championships: 2008, 2012, you can add a plethora of individual awards include IFFTHS Worlds best Goalkeeper for 5 consecutive years between 2008-2012.
Cech record reads:
FA Premier League (4): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15
FA Cup (4): 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
Football League Cup (3): 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
FA Community Shield (2): 2005, 2009
UEFA Champions League (1): 2011–12
UEFA Europa League (1): 2012–13
Whilst he 112 caps for the Czech republic is impressive, he was never likely to win any international honours.
Whilst you could assume Cech would be close to Rosicky, Casillas would un-doubtedly have the stature of Ozil and Sanchez and would be a legend to any of our Spanish players (current and future) and help attract the quality of player the fans dream of playing at the Emirates.
What do you think?