Arsenal seem to have made bringing in a new goalkeeper their new priority. Szczesny is no longer a strong option for the next season as the player recently expressed his frustration with the way he has been treated by the managerial staff. Even though, at first, he avoided speaking about this delicate issue, his father broke the ice and talked about how unhappy his son is. Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone have had their chances to prove themselves but have failed to live up to expectations.
According to talkSPORT, Wenger looks determined to snatch one of many goalkeepers that are up for grabs during the summer transfer period. Big names are going to be available for signing and the Frenchman will have to decide between some of Europe’s best. Names such as Valdes, Reina and even Cech have been linked to a transfer to Emirates Stadium. In recent news an even bigger name looks keen on taking on a new challenge. Iker Casillas, who has had a complicated season with Real Madrid and especially with Jose Mourinho expressed his opinions regarding a possible move to the Premier League.
Real Madrid’s 31 year old Spanish international apparently spoke with close friends about his possible destination and said England is definitely on the top of the list. The fact that Casillas was linked to Arsenal is not a coincidence. It seems that Wenger’s strong position regarding the nominations for the Ballon d’Or will have an important role in the Spaniard’s choice. The Frenchman was one of Casillas’s most enthusiastic endorsers.
The problem with this particular transfer is that, money wise, Casillas would probably be the most expensive option. Even though he is 31 years of age and still has a lot of games ahead of him, there are several other cheaper and younger alternatives on the market. Names such as Asmir Begovic and Michel Vorm are more affordable and will allow Wenger to invest in a few other important players who will surely help his team more than a single transfer.