Arsenal now bookie favourites to sign seasoned international – is he worth it?


Worth it?

After recording a surprisingly comfortable victory over Manchester City at the weekend Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks pleased as punch.

We have always had such respect for this honourable man, in a ruthless business, that we really do hope Arsenal succeed this season.

But we are still concerned that the glee may turn to consternation if Arsenal don’t bring in a couple more players.

Dare we say it again – that spine needs strengthening. A centre forward, a holding midfielder, another centre back and even one more keeper would be ideal.

We think that Arsenal should try to sign Petr Cech. But there have been persistent rumours that Wenger might go for Iker Casillas.

A year, or even six months ago, we would have said this was a great idea. But Casillas has had such a bad year that we wonder if he is now in terminal decline at the age of 33.

But let us not forget that this is one of the best keepers that the world has seen over the last 30 years. Before the recent spate of errors he was the number one keeper at Real Madrid for over a decade and kept the world-class likes of Valdes and Reina out of the Spain side.

So, if Wenger can revive the player and give him back his confidence, Casillas could well be pushing for the number one spot at Arsenal in 6 months. But, as things stand, he looks like his head’s gone.

Nevertheless, Skybet have installed Arsenal as favourites to sign the player, if he does leave his club this summer, at odds of 2/1.

Let’s see him at his best. Arsenal fans: worth the punt?




  1. gooner4life

    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    i think we should not pursue this keeper his best days are behind him and he would probably be on high wages at Real.he would be a very expensive bench warmer.

  2. Panther

    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:38 am

    What a load of garbage this article is, Arsenal shouldn’t be waisting money on a keeper. Arsenal need a centre back and another holding midfield player,to make them serious title contenders.

  3. Bloson Nang'oni

    Aug 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Our team is full we don’t want keeper what proff to do is to 2 defender 1DM & 1 Striker coz Giroud can’t click alone…ARSENAL GO FOR IT THESE Z OUR SEASON not of Nike but of PUMA.

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