Casillas
Casillas lost his place in the Real Madrid starting line-up under Mourinho.[Reuters]

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed he is considering an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu as reports of interest from Arsenal grow.

The future of the Spanish legend at the Champions League winners has been under scrutiny in recent times.

Casillas lost his place in Real Madrid's starting line-up two seasons ago under then-manager Jose Mourinho and last season only played in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, while Diego Lopez was Carlo Ancelotti's preferred choice in La Liga.

Arsenal were said to be monitoring his situation during the summer, especially after Real Madrid signed World Cup sensation Keylor Navas.

However, Arsene Wenger finally opted to sign Colombian star David Ospina to back up Wojciech Szczesny,while Casillas stayed at Madrid.

But with some Real Madrid supporters jeering him during the start of the season, Casillas has revealed during an interview with Canal + there are moments when he thinks about leaving his childhood team.

"I thought about leaving [in the past] and nowadays I still think about it" Casillas said. "Especially after what happened at the start of the season [with some of his own fans jeering him].

"If you're a bother and you don't want to have any run-ins with anyone... What you want is for Real Madrid to always win.

"But at the same time in the end, at 33 years of age, you think, why should I leave? I want to fight, to make a go of it, to be reborn from the ashes."

When asked whether he received an offer from Arsenal during the summer, Casillas said: "There was a lot of talk but there was not a concrete proposal.

"I didn't make any move to leave. But people talk and ask about you future ideas. My idea was and still is to finishing my career here."

Nevertheless, at the same time, he admits he would like to have an experience abroad - but a key priority would be the MLS, rather than the Premier league.

"I would like to have some experience abroad before retiring. I think it would help me to appreciate Real Madrid even more. I am convinced that if you go abroad, you will realise what this club represents for the whole world."