Arsenal loanee wants number one spot

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Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano is ready to compete with Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski to become the north London side's number one.

Viviano joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Serie A side Palermo on deadline day.

The Italian shot stopper is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners so far this season, but remains confident he can battle Szczesny and Fabianski for a first team spot.

The 27-year-old, speaking to the Metro, said on competing with the two aforementioned 'keepers: "I know Fabianski was a little unlucky with injuries last year and I’ve seen Szczesny play a lot and he is a great goalkeeper.

"But I will hard with them both to compete. It’s a positive fight.

"It is important that I work hard every day to show my quality."

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League having won five of their opening seven matches.

Despite Arsenal's impressive start to the season, Viviano has declared it is too early to say if they will be in with a chance of winning the Premier League title.

"It is too early to make predictions about this season," added Viviano.

"Every year the Premier League is difficult. There are a lot of good teams – Liverpool, City, United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal – so it is very tough.

"Arsenal has a certain philosophy and I hope that we can go a long way together."

Viviano is likely to get his chance in the next few months with Arsenal facing a congested fixture list - as Wenger's side have to negate a total of 17 games in the Premier League, Capital One Cup and Champions League between now and the end of December.

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