Arsenal set sights on another Spanish goalkeeper

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Arsenal are weighing up a move for highly-rated Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to reports in Barcelona, says talkSPORT.

The 26-year-old stopper is regarded as an unheralded gem in his homeland, having consistently delivered a number of impressive performances in La Liga over the past couple of seasons.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been keen to recruit a goalkeeper this transfer window, to provide competition for current number one Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates Stadium, and could now step up his interest in the former Spain U21 international.

Casilla has been on Arsenal's radar for the past 12 months, with Premier League rivals Everton also understood to be monitoring the player's progress at Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.

Despite signing a new contract with Espanyol last year, the club's precarious financial situation means that they would struggle to turn down a respectable offer for one of their star players.

Good in the air and confident with the ball at his feet, Casilla is well-suited to the Premier League, should Arsenal step up their interest in his signature.

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