If you put Arsenal’s vintage spine into the current squad – that is David Seaman, Adams, Viera and Henry – no team in Europe would be able to get near them.
It is simplistic to the point of insulting to suggest that it’s easy to find such a foursome again. But we truly believe that Arsenal need to address the issue of their spine once and for all if they want to break the glass ceiling between nearly men and champions.
Arsenal do have good players through the centre of the side but not complete players. They need to bring in world class stars for these four positions and they could do a lot worse than to start in goal with Iker Casillas.
Still only 32 years of age his stock has fallen somewhat for Real Madrid over the last couple of seasons. But we are talking about the man who has broken the record for international caps for Spain – his current tally is a staggering 153. Despite persistent competition from Valdes, De Gea and Pepe Reina.
And if you gave us the chance to have Casillas in goal at Arsenal next season we would absolutely bite your hand off and then apologise unreservedly but still walk away smiling gleefully.
The Daily Mail quoted Santi Cazorla as saying that Arsenal are keen.
‘I’ve told him [I would like him to join Arsenal], but so far he has just been curious about my experience in England,’ Cazorla told Sport360.
‘His situation is very complicated, but he has to make a decision.
‘Lots of clubs want him, including Arsenal, but I think that it would be very difficult to leave Real Madrid because of what the club represents.
Arsenal’s major obstacle should be other suitors because we believe that Real will invest in a new keeper this summer. And surely Casillas won’t want more bench time.
Quite simply, Casillas is still a world-class talent with superb experience but lead still in the pencil – a really top professional and the perfect first step in rebuilding that Arsenal core to charismatic and powerful perfection.
Arsenal fans are you happy with Wojciech Szczęsny or would you prefer to have Casillas at number 1 next season? Let’s have a look at the legend in action.
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