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West Ham snap up Almunia

September 30, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
West Ham United have signed goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on an initial one-month emergency loan from Arsenal after he slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates.

Almunia, 34, has arrived to cover for current West Ham No. 1 Robert Green, who faces around six weeks out with a knee cartilage injury.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce told West Ham TV: "We've been hot on the phone and secured an excellent signing in the short-term in Manuel Almunia from Arsenal. It's a big 'thank you' ...

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