Mannone ‘annoyed’ by lack of action

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.