Arsenal outcast set for Serie A return

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano could be set for a January move back to Italy, with AC Milan and Bologna both keen on his services, according to the Daily Mail.

The Italian international is understood to be unsettled in North London, and remains concerned about his World Cup chances, having not featured for the Gunners since joining on a loan move from Palermo in the summer.

In fact, Viviano is third in the Gunners pecking order behind No 1 Wojciech Szczesny and back up Lukasz Fabianski, meaning he has even struggled to make the bench for the majority of the season.

AC Milan and Bologna have been alerted of the situation, and may make a move to bring the 28-year-old back to his homeland this month.

The shotstopper is no stranger to moving clubs, having played for six teams during his spell in Serie A, including the likes of Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

He was signed by Arsene Wenger during the summer, when concerns remained about the form of Szczesny.

But the Pole has gone on to prove the doubters wrong, and establish himself as the undisputed number one, leaving Viviano surplus to requirements at the Emirates.

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