Mannone confirms intention to stay at Arsenal
Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has denied suggestions that he could leave the club in the January transfer window, with reports emerging that Napoli are interested in the former Italy Under-21 international.
However, according to the Metro, 24-year-old Mannone, who has enjoyed an extended run in the Arsenal first-team so far this season due to injuries sustained by Polish duo Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, has reiterated his commitment to the club.
“I’ve got a few more years and I’m happy to be at Arsenal right now,” said Mannone. “I want to stay at Arsenal, I don’t want to move to any other club.”
Mannone began the season as Arsene Wenger’s third-choice between the sticks and had been set to leave the club after loan spells at Championship side Hull City last season, only for the injuries to Szczesny and Fabianski to hasten the need for him to stay at the Emirates.
The Desio-born ‘keeper believes went on to speak of his confidence on Arsenal’s chances of success this season after what will be eight years without a trophy.
“We have a good solid squad and think we can go for it. If we keep our focus and mentality, it is not a doubt that we will challenge for the title.”
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