Arsenal Football Club can confirm that goalkeeper Vito Mannone has joined Championship side Hull City on loan until January 2011.

The 22 year-old joined Arsenal in 2005 from Atalanta, made his first team debut against Stoke City in a 4-1 victory in May 2009 following a loan spell at Barnsley where he played four times. 

Vito started for the Gunners last season in the 3-2 Champions League win at Standard Liege and went on to make eight appearances in a good autumn run - not once being on a losing Arsenal side. 

A highly-productive campaign also saw him capped by Italy Under-21s for the first time.

Vito will immediately join up with Hull City and will stay on loan with Nigel Pearson’s side until January 3, 2011.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Vito the best of luck during his time at the KC Stadium

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18 Oct 2010