Vito Mannone enjoying ‘best time’ at Arsenal

Goal :    Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has revealed he is enjoying his “best time” at the club, after starting five of his side’s opening seven Premier League fixtures.

The Italian has been with the north London outfit since 2006 but, after a loan spell at Championship side Hull City last season, had been expected to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer.

However, injuries to first-choice shot-stoppers Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski have necessitated Mannone’s appearances this term, and he now hopes to repay manager Arsene Wenger’s faith.