Serie A clubs tracking Arsenal goalkeeper Viviano

Milan and Bologna are monitoring the situation regarding Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, the Daily Mail has reported, as the on-loan Palermo stopper struggles to make an impact under Arsene Wenger.

Viviano joined the Gunners on a season-long deal late in the summer transfer window but has not played at all for the club so far this term. An Italy international with six caps to his name, Viviano is said to want to play regularly in the latter half of the season in an attempt to win a place in Italy’s squad for the summer’s World Cup.

The 28-year-old has not even been guaranteed a place on the bench as Wenger has usually plumped for Lukasz Fabianski to back-up first choice Wojciech Szczesny, the newspaper notes, and the lack of playing time could lead to the loan deal ending early.

Viviano is co-owned by Inter and Palermo and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina, playing 32 times for the club. He began his career at Brescia and spent two years at Bologna before switching to the Nerazzurri. Vivano’s Italy bow came in September 2010, against the Faroe Islands.

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