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Emirates Stadium side keen on Italian keeper.
Arsenal join Viviano queue
Arsenal have joined the chase for the Palermo and Inter owned goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, reports Sky Sport Italia.
The custodian’s future is in doubt given that neither Palermo nor Inter want him as their No 1 custodian for 2012-13.
Viviano is of interest to Fiorentina and Torino, with a loan deal for the Italian international suggested as a real possibility.
However, it is being reported that Arsenal could become a destination for the former Bologna net-minder.
Arsenal made an initial enquiry two months ago and have reignited that interest in recent days for the 26-year-old.
SOURCE: Football Italia
With Manuel Almunia unlikely to be handed a new contract when his current deal comes to an end next month and with both Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone failing to impress when called upon Arsene Wenger may well feel he needs another custodian to keep current Gunners number one Wojciech Szczesny on his toes and 6ft 5in Italian Emiliano Viviano is a player who could be ideal for the job.
The big Florence born keeper is on the fringes of Cesare Prandelli’s national team set-up, and could well do with a new challenge to kick start a career that appears to have stagnated in Italy over the past 18 months. If neither Palermo or Inter Milan do not see the 26 year old as part of their plans the co-owners would presumably jump at the chance of decent offer for the keeper.
Viviano had impressed during his second spell at Bologna but an injury ruled him out of much of last term before he moved to Palermo in January and a move to the Premier League side may well be of interest to the Italian international.