Gunners extension for Mannone

Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.

The 21-year-old has made nine appearances for the Gunners to date and hopes to become a first-team regular in the years to come.

He told the club's official website:"It's a great day for me, a great moment.

"I'm really happy to be staying at Arsenal and will give everything to repay the club for the faith they have shown in me.

"I'm delighted to be staying here because it was always my plan when I was really young to come to England and make it here at Arsenal, which is one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"Now I want to try and become the number one goalkeeper here and help the team win trophies.

"I have progressed a lot since coming here. I've been here for a lot of my growing life so yes, I have improved as a man and as a player."

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