Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners and has set his sights on becoming the club’s number one choice.
The 21-year-old Italian deputised for the injured Manuel Almunia earlier this season and played eight times.
Mannone, who joined Arsenal from Atalanta in 2005, is behind first choice keeper, Manuel Almunia, and also Lukasz Fabianski in the pecking order.
“I want to try and become the number one goalkeeper here, and help the team win trophies,” said Mannone.
“It is a great day for me, a great moment and I am really happy to be staying at Arsenal.
“I will give everything to repay the club for the faith they have shown in me.
“I am 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.”