Revealed: Spain icon embarrasses Arsenal, United, Chelsea players in one area

Iker Casillas

The goalkeepers at Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur cannot hold a glove to a legend of La Liga

Just yesterday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sung the praises of his primary choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, singling out the Poland international's maturity, intelligence and command of his area for specific commendation, however, if he were to compare the 23-year-old's statistics to a legend of La Liga, he may well end up hitting him with a rap sheet.

Szczesny, along with Simon Mignolet, David de Gea, Hugo Lloris and Petr Cech, of the Gunners, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, respectively, all possess admirably saving ratios in Premier League football yet they all pale when compared to Real Madrid's goal guardian Iker Casillas.

PlayerClubSavesGoals ConcededApps
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 68 28 22
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal 67 19 22
David de Gea Man Utd 62 27 22
Hugo Lloris Spurs 60 25 21
Petr Cech Chelsea 47 20 22

From his last 16 official matches for Los Blancos, Casillas has conceded an astonishingly low four times, while saving an abnormally high 47 of the 51 shots he faced - that's an incredible 92% success rate! What is even more baffling is that Casillas, modern great, has not even featured in any league football this season as his appearances have been restricted to Champions League and Cope del Rey competition.

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