Birth date 2 Mar 1988 (31 years)
Nationality Italy Italy
Height 180 cm
Position Goalkeeper
Number 1
Team history
Minnesota United FC 2019 - present (loan)
Reading 2017 - present
Sunderland 2013 - 2017
Arsenal 2006 - 2013
Hull City 2012 (loan)
Hull City 2010 - 2011 (loan)
Barnsley 2006 (loan)

Vito Mannone is a young Italian football player who currently features for the English and European giants Arsenal. He plays as a goalkeeper.

Mannone started his development at the youth academy of the Italian side Atalanta and joined the Arsenal set-up in the summer of 2005 after the Gunners paid Atalanta a compensation fee of 350,000 pounds since the player hadn’t signed a professional contract with the club.

Mannone was sent out on loan for experience to Barnsley in August 2006 for three months and after suffering a knee injury he was recalled to the Gunners in October.

Mannone has yet to make a first team appearance for the Gunners although he did make the bench for against Reading in a Premier match in April 2008. In December 2007 he had signed a long term contract with Arsenal.

He played on loan for Hull City in 2010-11, featuring in 10 league matches, and then again in 2012 when he played in 21 league fixtures.