Arsenal have announced that they have signed Italy goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano from Palermo on a season-long-loan.
The goalkeeper has previously made six appearances for Italy, and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina where he made 32 appearances.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been following Viviano for some time and seems happy that he is now able to give Wojech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski more competition for first-team places.
Following the deal, Wenger told the club's official website: “Viviano is a player that we have rated for some time and we are very pleased to have signed him on loan. He’s experienced and has proved himself at a high level, and provides us with excellent cover to our
In terms of their latest acquisition, he is a former Internazionale goalkeeper – although not quite the Julio Cesar they may have preferred – who will be a great player to join Arsenal’s
Also, with the possibility to buy the player at the end of the season, Arsenal are effectively
giving the Italian an eight-month trial, which would be much safer as opposed to immediately buying a player that may not always be able to take the starting eleven spot away from in-form Szczesny.
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