Cazorla comments on the possibility of Real Madrid idol Iker Casillas joining Arsenal

Iker Casillas

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has told the Spanish paper Marca that it would be a pleasure to see Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas move to the Emirates, but feels a deal is unlikely to happen.

The Madrid idol has experienced a tough few years in the Spanish capital, starting with an infamous fallout with former boss Jose Mourinho and then losing his first-team spot.

Under Carlo Ancelotti his situation has improved, but criticism in the press and competition from the highly-rated Keylor Navas has caused plenty of speculation over his future.

According to a recent article in the British tabloid Metro, the Spanish international was said to want a move to North London amid reported interest from the Gunners.

Cazorla, however, explains that the rumours have little substance and feels that any agreement is highly unlikely due to his Spanish colleague’s wishes to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“These rumours appeared when Iker suffered a delicate situation and speculation arose that he could come to Arsenal. It would be a pleasure to have him here, but I don’t see him leaving Madrid,” Cazorla said.

“He has said many times that his wish is to remain in Madrid.”

Despite the intentions of Costa Rica international Keylor Navas to claiming the number one jersey, Casillas has arguably featured more than expected, appearing in 44 matches in all competitions this season.

The chances of him packing it all up in a bid to move to the Emirates are slim to say the least, and with David Ospina proving his worth there is scope to say the Gunners don’t really need him anyway.

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