Arsenal star speaks out on Real Madrid duo's futures

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has told Iker Casillas that it's time for the Spanish international to leave Real Madrid, while giving reported Gunners target Karim Benzema a glowing reference in a wide-ranging interview with beIN Sport.

Casillas has been persistently linked with a move away from the Bernabeu over the past six months, with first-team opportunities in La Liga largely restricted by the form of now established Madrid number one Diego Lopez.

The 32-year-old has been left to make do with starting Champions League and Copa del Rey matches, a position which Cazorla believes is something Casillas should not accept as speculation over his long-term future rumbles on.

Cazorla is quoted by AS as telling beIN Sport: "Casillas should try playing somewhere else."

Madrid striker Benzema also came up in an interview largely covering La Liga and Cazorla's current Spanish national team-mates, with the Gunners playmaker revealing that he thinks the French marksman is a unique talent.

He shared: He's spectacular, [Benzema] I've's very different to other forwards."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has consistently been mentioned in connection with a summer swoop for Benzema, while Manchester City are the side most prominently featured when the rumour mill features Casillas.

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti faces tough summer decisions over both players, with Cazorla among the interested observes waiting to see if either star would consider a future in the Premier League.

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