The Gunners are looking to build on last season's fourth-placed finish after leading the league for a number of months, and Arsene Wenger has made Casillas a top transfer target as he looks to bring in some top-class competition for Wojciech Szczesny.

Arsenal are down a keeper after losing Lukas Fabianski to Swansea, and according to Spanish reports were confident of landing Casillas after he lost his place under Carlo Ancelotti to Diego Lopez.