Who Are Ya? Emiliano Viviano (Arsenal)

Posted by - September 2, 2013 - Arsenal, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Emiliano Viviano

Age: 28

Position: Goalkeeper

Signed from: Palermo

Fee: £1million (loan)

Did you know?
His wife Manuela Tosini will be pleased that the deal is done and dusted, and the family can make plans to move to London. She revealed that in the last summer transfer window she had enrolled the couple’s children at a school near Milan and was about to head off on the family holiday when it became clear that her husband was going to join Fiorentina. The holiday was cancelled, as were the school places.

What’s the deal?
The Gunners have been keen to strengthen their goalkeeping options and have swooped to sign Italy international Viviano on a season-long loan.

He will initially warm the bench but is expected to keep Wojciech Szczesny on his toes. If he impresses, Arsenal have an agreement to be able to sign him permanently next summer in a £5m deal.

What do they say?

“I am more convinced that Viviano go away, I hope I’m not wrong.”
Palermo coach Gennaro Gattuso