It has been a good summer so far in the Arsenal transfer market, but Arsene Wenger has not finished yet. There are still a few positions that need to be filled and one of them is a replacement for Manuel Almunia. It seems like Arsenal have chosen the Palermo and Italy keeper Emiliano Viviano to push Wojciech Szczesney for his jersey.
The 26-year old Viviano is the second choice keeper for Italy so it is no surprise that his international caps have been limited to six. Buffon is widely regarded as the best stopper in the world so, while it restricts the opportunities of Viviano, he has got the best role model possible.
This might not be the most exciting transfer rumour for Arsenal fans but it could be a crucial signing. Szczesney had a nightmare at Euro 2012, getting sent off and losing his place in the first team. If something similar happens in the Premier league, all of Arsenal’s attacking flair could be wasted.
The famous Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough once said that in a close game, the team with the best goalie would win. He also stated that Peter Shilton was the most important signing he ever made.
Arsenal have already been in contact with Palermo about the player and are about to make their move, according to Sky Italia, who are hopefully a creditable source!