Arsenal agree deal to sign Emiliano Viviano

London: Premier League club Arsenal have agreed a deal with Italian second division side Palermo to sign goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano , who was a long-term target for manager Arsene Wenger, having almost joined the Gunners 12 months ago.

According to, Viviano, who has six caps for Italy, spent last term on-loan at Serie A outfit Fiorentina, where he made 32 appearances and largely impressed.

He is due in London for a medical before Monday`s transfer deadline, with Arsenal set to sign him on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, the report said.

Viviano will add competition to the likes of Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, both of whom have struggled to cement the number one jersey in recent weeks, the report added.


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