5 things you may not know about Arsenal signing Emiliano Viviano

viviano.jpgI don’t know if anyone knows but Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil on deadline day?

Gunners fans have not been this excited since they last won a trophy – eight years ago incidentally – and have been busy claiming their latest German star is ready to help them challenge for the top honours once more.

The £42.5 million signing is the second biggest figure paid by a British club for a player in Premier League history, whilst the fee has smashed Arsenal’s own transfer record by £27 million.

In and amongst all the hype of this stunning deadline day capture – which has rightly taken all the headlines – the arrival of another player went almost entirely unnoticed.

Arsene Wenger finally ended his summer long search for a new goalkeeper by landing Emiliano Viviano on a season long loan from Serie B outfit Palermo.

The Italian is set to provide competition between the sticks for Wojciech Szczesny, who endured his most shaky season yet as Gunners number one last season.

But having been linked with the likes of Julio Cesar, Tim Krul and Asmir Begovic all summer, who exactly is the man they have signed?

Here we have identified five things you may not know about Arsenal’s new goalkeeper, Emiliano Viviano.

Click on the Emirates Stadium to reveal the 5 things you may not know about Arsenal signing Emiliano Viviano.


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