Arsenal Closing On 16 Million Keeper As Manager Confirms Deal Is Close To Been Done


Arsenal’s new search for a goalkeeper could finally end with the purchase of Emiliano Viviano. Arsene Wenger has been looking for a new goalkeeper this summer after uncertainties over some of Wojciech Szczesny’s performances last year. The club were close to sealing a move for Julio Cesar but the move broke down.

Since then the club have been linked with Asmir Begovic, Victor Valdes, Pepe Reina, Petr Cech, Iker Casillas and most recently Vicente Guaita with moves failing to materalise, however Viviano could finally seal the deal Wenger has been looking for.

The Arsenal boss considered a move for the Italian in 2011 but pulled out of the deal. The Italian was instrumental in Fiorentina’s fine Serie A campaign last year while out on loan but with parent club Palermo suffering relegation to Serie B, Viviano wants out and Wenger wants him.

Giorgio Perinetti, Palermo’s director, confirmed an English club had inquired about him.

“There is an English path that exists for Viviano. However, it all still needs to be verified. We will see over the next few days whether the transfer will be possible or not.”

With Wenger promising transfer activity between now and 2 September, Viviano could well be one of the targets, the Frenchman in pursuing.


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  1. Wenger should realise that we need midfielders,forwards centre backs and above players that can score goals,Keepers are essential but let us look at the important areas in the field that needed strenghtening.Wenger time is running out,do something now or else winning a cup will be a dream.

  2. Its really a waste of money to bu a keeper, the main concern now is a centerhalf, a right back with attacking and defensive capabilities, defensive midfielders and a pacey forward and wide left flank

  3. Arsenal are good at many things…
    They TRACK players
    they plot moves
    they inquire
    they show interest
    they are interested in players
    they monitor players
    they watch players
    they sometimes make derisory bids for players
    they close-in on players (frequently)
    they set to table bids
    they are keen on players
    they are set to trigger release clauses
    they get confident on signings sometimes
    ENOUGH ???? because there’s more…
    One thing they DON’T do is actually SIGN PLAYERS… unless they’re free or under 17y.o.
    Wenger/Gazidis… why don’t you bugger off ???

  4. we’re tired of the word closing in on and the deal never materialises. go to hell wenger and your gazidis

  5. We need a better keeper did you guys forget how horrendous Szczesny was this weekend against Villa and in the past season? I agree we need more signings in key area but we need a shot stopper who can keep out the goals when the defense is breeched. But i’m afraid to say this maybe just another of the many speculations we are accustomed to hearing. Arsenal has lost its appeal as a big club these days, we seem to be more of a feeder club. When Vertogen choose Tott over Arsenal that said alot also Gustavo.. SIGH

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