Mannone ‘annoyed’ by lack of action
Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone is annoyed by his lack of chances at the club despite the poor form of Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski.
Mannone is third choice behind Almunia and Fabianski in the Arsenal ranks and is desperate for first-team football.
The 22-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Italy’s Under-21 team, said in Gazzetta dello Sport: "I don’t get regular playing time at Arsenal. I would consider a six-month loan deal just to play."
Mannone’s long-term ambition, however, is still to break into Arsene Wenger’s first team.
"I am happy in London," he said, according to the newspaper. "I love the Premier League.
"Last year I played nine games and with me, Arsenal never lost.
"They brought Almunia back (to the starting XI) and then Fabianski started in the game at Chelsea (last weekend).
"I get annoyed when I don’t play, it’s not as if the other two do that well.
"But if I’ve signed a contract extension until 2014 it is because they must value me."
Mannone joined Arsenal from Atalanta in the summer of 2005.