The Italy international signed for the Gunners on deadline day last week
However, Claudio Vigorelli revealed to Calciomercato.it: "We knew that Arsenal were looking for a goalkeeper, from July I was talking with the London club.
"They had other names on the list, such as Julio Cesar (QPR). In the end, with a little luck and conviction by Arsenal we were able to close the transfer on loan.
"Wenger used beautiful words for Emiliano and, in the end, it is also better that Fiorentina have made other choices."
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