Italian stopper deal confirmed by club president.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamperini has reportedly confirmed to Sky Italia that goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano is now an Arsenal player.
According to The Metro‘s Twitter feed the Serie B side have confirmed that Viviano has signed for the Gunners on a one year loan deal that will cost the north London side in the region of £1 million with an option to buy at the end of the season.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>TRANSFER! Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini tells Sky Italia that Arsenal have completed the signing of goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.</p>— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Metro_Sport/statuses/374551116970594304″>September 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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News had broken on Monday morning that the 27-year-old was in talks with Arsene Wenger about a move and he is now thought to have passed a medical with the two clubs agreeing to the terms of the loan.
Viviano had spent a large part of the previous campaign on loan with Fiorentina as he helped them with their attempt to qualify for the Champions League. However, La Viola did not pursue the opportunity to seal his signature on a permanent deal and the player was not thought to want to ply his trade in Serie B.