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Arsenal Transfer News: Outcast Agrees Move

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is close to joining Italian side Fiorentina, after the Gunner outcast is released from the club at the end of the month.

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has agreed to join Italian side Fiorentina, according to talkSPORT.

Almunia joined the Gunners from La Liga outfit Celta Vigo in 2004 and has gone on to make 175 appearances for the club.

However, the Spaniard has become an outcast at the Emirates after losing his number one shirt to Wojciech Szczesny. He failed to make a single first team appearance last term after boss Arsene Wenger left him out of the clubs squad of 25, and he spent time on loan in the championship with West Ham.

The 35-year-old is now set to be released from the club at the end of the month when his contract expires, and talkSPORT claim he will then join Serie A club Fiorentina after the Florence side failed to land Palermo stopper Emiliano Viviano.

FT Verdict

Manuel has always been an honest guy who tried his best for the club, but sadly he just didn’t have the required talent to make it at Arsenal

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Now we’ve got him off the wage bill, it’s time to get rid of more of the deadwood Arsene!

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