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Mannone signs new deal at Arsenal

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posted Jan 25, 2010

Its difficult to judge Mannone because of his age and limited appearances. I have seen him at the emirates, he can pull off a decent save but he does seem jittery at times. That side of his game is bound to improve with more experience though, I can't see him being Arsenal's number 1 long term but a decent backup or sell on for a reasonable profit might be nearer the mark

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posted Jan 25, 2010

Mannone is a star for the future, i was very impressed when he step up earlier in the season but you have to remember hes 21 and in keeper terms he's still a toddler.

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comment by kris (U1605104)

posted Jan 25, 2010

A lot of people are far too quick to judge goalkeepers. It's got to be remembered that most of them, with Iker Casillas being the one notable exception, don't mature into world class goalkeepers until at least 27, and normally don't hit their best until their 30s. Judging Vito Mannone or the Polish guy (our number 4) and, to an even more important extent, Fabinaski now is ridiculous. It's like calling a striker a finished article at 14. I'm glad Mannone has a new deal, equally Fabinaski, as the future of our club's goalkeeping lies there, not in Almunia and certainly not in bringining in new world class keepers that don't exist.

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comment by Tee See (U6612358)

posted Jan 25, 2010

Watching Szczesny play at Brentford he's looking like a very good prospect, regularly keeping them in and winning games. Mannone's shown some promise and doesn't look any worse than Fabianski right now, although as has been noted it's very early now to judge a 'keeper.

It'll be interesting to see how the future unravels for Fabianski, Mannone and Szczesny. All are of similar talent and their ages aren't exactly that far apart. They can't all be played, even in the reserves, hopefully one will start to distance themselves from the pack and step up as the replacement for Almunia.

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posted Jan 25, 2010

Vito is a solid keeper,
I am pleased he wants to stay.

A good goalkeeper is hard to find and he can definitely do a good job for Arsenal.

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posted Jan 25, 2010

Mannone and Szceszny should be our goalie tandem, not Almunia and Fabianski. Expect to see changes next year.
Maybe thatís why Wenger isnít looking for another keeper Ė he sees Mannone as the next big thing, and I think heís right. Remember the game against Fulham? Arguably Mannoneís finest hour.
I think Almunia should be phased out and Fabianski should be loaned out or sold. For minutes to saves ratio, and looking at results too, Mannone has been our best keeper this year. He had a terrible time on loan the season before and I was worried when we had to play him, but looking at how heís improved I take back every bad thing I said about him.

Mannone for #1

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comment by lado (U14308356)

posted Jan 25, 2010

Mannone and Szceszny to be Arsenal GKs..
Almunia to be sold please, everyone is saying he is good cuz Fab had horible game yesterday...he will prove everyone wrong sooner or later and cost us something..

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comment by York (U14276990)

posted Jan 25, 2010

Fabianski is woeful, and I can't forgive Almunia for letting Ronaldo score from near the half way line at last seasons CL semi final. How ever many times I hear people say that he scored because he was brilliant, I will always reply by saying that Almunia just made a complete hash of it. Things like this stay in the mind for a long time

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posted Jan 25, 2010

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I stood behind that goal in the CL semi final. Although Almunia is partly to blame the goal was more down to Ronaldo's brilliance. Almunia isn't as good as the other big four goalkeepers but he does deserve some credit. I'm sure his penalty saving record is quite good.

I think too many gooners listen too much to what pundits have to say than bother watching Arsenal. Almunia is constantly called Arsenal's weak link; the same was once said about Lehman despite the fact he was an undefeated champion in his first season with us and, after Henry, was the most important player in getting us to the Champions League final in 2006.

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posted Jan 26, 2010

Wonderful,awesome,articulate,thats some of the characteristics of Mannone.Good to have signed a new deal!

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