Arsenal receive green light to swoop for Spanish star

Iker CasillasArsenal fans are not looking as happy as you’d expect here in the Football Transfer Tavern as one of our punters relays the claim from Marca.

The Spanish publication have claimed that the Gunners may well be in line to land Iker Casillas after Real Madrid made enquiries about Benfica’s Slovenian international stopper Jan Oblak.

Normally the Arsenal faithful would be happy that one of their targets could well be on the move to the club, but given Casillas’ most recent performance for Spain at the World Cup and his culpability for the majority of the goals, they do not seem so keen!

One of our punters even moves over from the pool table to make the point that both Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti dropped Casillas and that speaks volumes. Wenger may well want to think twice before he makes a big money bid for the player.

Arsene Wenger is a known procrastinator in the transfer market and we think that he needs to get that summer spending under way sooner than than later before all the top players are snapped up. We are jut not convinced that Casillas is one of them!

Arsenal fans. Would you touch Casillas with a barge-pole after his high profile World Cup errors? Let us know your thoughts below.

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