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Arsenal edge closer to Ozil and Casillas signings

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Arsene Wenger would have been left smiling last night, after targets Iker Casillas and Mesut Ozil both had reasons to be unhappy at Real Madrid.

The Metro reports that Casillas and Ozil's frustrating outings for Madrid during last night's fixture away to Granada, may push them closer to the exit door, with Arsenal ready to sign them both.

Casillas was once again left out of the starting line-up in favour of Diego Lopez by manager Carlo Ancelotti, and Ozil stormed down the tunnel after being substituted in the second-half.
Of the pair, Ozil is the preferred departure in the eyes of Madrid, with the 24-year-old being flagged as a potential fund-raiser in the on-going pursuit of Gareth Bale.

Casillas on the other hand is a player who enjoys legendary status at the club, and any transfer would undoubtedly cause unrest from the Bernabeu faithful. However the long-time club servant is unlikely to be content with playing second fiddle to Lopez, and will not be short of clubs vying for his signature should he signal his intent to leave.

Karim Benzema, who is also a potential target for Arsene Wenger, made it two in two games for Madrid, as he netted the winner in the 1-0 win over Granada.

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