Palermo have confirmed that keeper Emiliano Viviano will join Arsenal on a year-long loan deal with an option to buy. The 27-year old, who has six Italy caps to his name, has previously been reported to have attracted the interest of the Gunners.

And Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini admitted that he will be heading for the Premier League.

"Stefano Sorrentino and Samir Ujkani will be our goalkeepers this season," he told Stadio News 24.

"We haven't received any offers for them, whereas Viviano will go to Arsenal."