Emiliano Viviano Vows To Become Arsenal’s Number One Keeper

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Italian stopper eyeing regular starting role.

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On loan Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has vowed to battle off the challenge from Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski to become the club’s first choice goalkeeper, the Metro reports.

The 27-year-old joined the Gunners from Serie B side Palermo during the summer transfer window but has yet to make an appearance in the first team yet.

However, despite his lack of playing time, he is remaining defiant that he can become the first choice goalkeeper at the Emirates this season.

“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,” said Viviano.

“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 have enjoyed a fine start to the season and currently sit atop the league after recovering from a shock opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa, but Viviano believes it is still too early to be thinking that they can win the title.

“It is too early to make predictions about this season,” he added.

“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.”

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