Thursday, December 7, 2023

Sunderland complete Mannone signing

Vito Mannone’s eight-year career at Arsenal is over after the Italian completed a permanent move to Sunderland for a fee in the region of £1.5 million.

The deal, which is a two-year contract, sees the 25-year-old replace Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet who recently moved to Liverpool and offers the Don a serious shot at regular Premier League football.

Signed in 2005 from Atalanta, the former Italian under-21 international has only ever had sporadic opportunities at the Emirates mostly playing when both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski were sidelined with injuries.

Mannone did win a Man of the Match award for a performance away at Fulham a couple of years back and excelled during two loan spells at Hull City, however, despite being a steady presence his departure comes as little surprise with Arsene Wenger on the hunt for an experienced alternative.

Arseblog News wishes Don Vito all the best up north…he’s going to need it working under maniacal compatriot Paulo di Canio.

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Good luck to Vito. Was never good enough for The Arsenal but cheers for the Fulham performance


He did his job well when called upon and seemed like a thoroughly amicable chap. Best of luck to him.

In an Arsenal context, hopefully his moving on has opened the door for an experienced keeper to come in.


Was at the game against Fulham, away, where Don Vito stepped in and protected a 1-0 win, picking up MOTM along the way. Good luck to him. Ciao, Don Vito.


one out one in. every two days.


We’d end up with little bit new squad by August with that philosphy, and i feel like that would give our mental strength a little bit niggle.


Always a possibility. One cannot possibly predict how departures will affect the remaining players. Friends, rivals and acquaintances are all leaving, but hopefully Wenger can negate the psychological impact.


That Fulham game was a cracking performance. No exaggeration to say he won us the three points that day. Salut, Don Vito.

pauly bear

Im gonna take a punt on him and stick him in goal for me fantasy team. I like don vito

Theo's left foot

He’ll be going as back up to Westwood but might get a run given his Italian mob connections…

the only sam is nelson



Yes, it’s a numerical representation of one and half million pounds.

Theo's left foot

I missed the full stop at first glance and thought someone was cheating on Football Manager.

Theo's left foot

Then again £6m for Shelvey means £15m for Mannone is about the going rate.

Mikel Artekkers

West Ham paid £15M for Carroll. Makes you think.

Dan Gunn

i thought it said 15mill for a second…


Potentially, Mannone is better than Fabiansky! But never say never maybe Arseanal will win a battle to sign Julio Casar vs barcelona


Blogs, is there a way to disable the way stories pop up at the bottom of the article. It’s really frustrating and I instantly close it everytime. I literally can’t finish the article whilst it hovers about. It just really pisses me off, a little OCD maybe, but I’m sure I can’t be alone on this.

Anyway goodluck to him, he’s got balls to choose to work under Di Canio


Click on the bar on the right and press the close button

Zorro in the box

It’s also more difficult to hide at work…

Zorro in the box

Just saw that, feel like a mug.


As Matt says, you can close it.

Would be happy to hear people’s feedback on it though. If they think it’s handy, intrusive etc.

Gooner in Spain

I am not a fan blogs but not to worry…’s not you……it’s me.

master floda

the only feedback that matters is the CTR 🙂


My vote is for intrusive and bothersome.


I find it mildly annoying.


Me too !

Merlin's Panini

Can’t say I’m keen on the bottom bar thing either. It’s quite distracting to have Bendtner’s stupid face gawping at you while you’re trying to read!
I reckon it should be gotten rid of and replaced with a… younger one… with injury problems… from France… or something.


Yeah, I’ve been closing it with some passion. My main gripes really are that it always comes up too early. I get about 2 thirds through the article and it suddenly intrudes. I wouldn’t have half as much of a problem if it waited til I’d actually gotten into the comments.

I was thinking, and I’m not too techy so I’m at a loss how you do it (cookies maybe?), but can you just add an option to it that closes it permanently for those of us that aren’t fans?


Thanks for all the feedback folks, will have a good think about it.

It means I constantly have to look at Bentdner’s face right now. Make of that what you will.

Rad Carrot

Good luck Vito, kinda sad to see you go.

Hope you get lots of first team action at Sunderland and are happy there.


twisted cuntloks

good luck to Mannone. A move like this could be the making of him.

Goon Goon Goon

All the best of luck to Don Vito at Sunderland. He stepped in when we needed him but unfortunately couldn’t hold the form for a decent run or majority of a season. Hopefully giving him some decent playing time will make him a feared goalkeeper… but I hope he shows some if the inexperience we have witnessed when we play against him 😉

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No one should be third choice keeper at 25. The best move for his career. Now let’s reinvest this 1.5£: Chesney and Cesar looks as two world class keeper to me.


Good luck Don Vito and thank you for your positive contributions to Arsenal.

That counts to 5 clearouts (inc. the JD loan) and leaves Park, Chamakh, TGSTEL & Gervinho to make way for new & ‘better’ signings. COYG

Song Long Dilver

Makes me wonder if we’re going to try to complete a clearout before we try and bring anyone in.

So much anticipation for signings.

Apparantly Clement Grenier admitted that Lyon rejected a bid from Arsenal. At least that shows that Arsenal are trying to bring players in.

Song Long Dilver

I realise I contradicted myself.


Good luck further Don Vito!
Hope you’ll be first choice there.

petits handbag

Cesar had a fantastic confederations cup BUT, I can’t be the only one a little nervous about him. He’s prone to a clanger.
Just don’t get beat from the halfway line, 18 years later and i still have flashbacks


Regarding the info bar at the bottom. If Blogs can put a click to vote thingy with his next blog entry and we can find out what everyone thinks. Personally, I don’t like the info bar.


Great to see us clearing out so many players who’s futures lie elsewhere.

Don is one of the good guys, he really stepped up last season when we needed him and did a decent job for a 3rd choice keeper. Wish him all the best at Sunderland.


Good luck Vito
Just a bit sorry that you will work under Paulo di Canio

Merlin's Panini

Nice to see he’s not Stuart Tayloring his career away and has moved to actually play football. I like Vito. I like his big nose and his big chin and his tommy gun. Always felt he was a very decent keeper but perhaps just lacked that certain Je ne sais quoi to be our number 1.


Why can’t I respond to a comment from my iPhone?


Hope he makes it at Sunderland. Always looked like he needed to play more to realize his potential. goodluck to him.

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