Arsenal are still interested in signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and out-of-favour goalkeeper Iker Casillas, according to reports in Spain.
Earlier in the month it was reported Morata, who Spurs are also believed to be chasing, was keen to remain at the Bernabeu and that Arsenal were looking to sign the 20-year-old on loan, but this was later denied by Arsene Wenger.
But Spanish newspaper El Confidencial now claims that Wenger wants to do a double deal to sign Morata AND Casillas when the January transfer window opens.
Arsenal are short of options upfront and are having to rely heavily on Olivier Giroud to find the back of the net regularly and have targeted Morata as a temporary solution for the remainder of the season, while it is thought Wenger wants to bring Casillas to the Emirates to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the No.1 jersey.
Real Madrid could be willing to do business with the Gunners should their interest in both players be firm, with Morata gaining first-team experience and Casillas’ future at the Bernabeu seemingly coming to an end.
But would the duo make an impact at Arsenal if they were signed?
Well in the case of Casillas, I believe he should only be targeted if Wenger gets rid of Lukasz Fabianski, who has been attracting Schalke as of late – I mean, do we really need four first-team goalkeepers?
The 32-year-old’s experience would no doubt be beneficial to our title challenge and could certainly give Szczesny much needed competition for his spot in the side, as well as reinforce the goalkeeping department further. Would he make an impact? Yes he would for the reasons stated above.
As for Morata, I don’t think he’s necessarily what we need and the striker to fire us to trophies. But like Casillas in the goalkeeping division, the young Spaniard would give us another option upfront and strengthen our attacking force. In addition, we would only be paying his wages as Arsenal only want to sign him on a six-month loan. So why not go for him?
If we were to land these two plus a right-back and possibly another defensive midfielder then I think we can go all the way this season.
Would Casillas and Morata make an impact at Arsenal if they were signed next month?
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