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Almunia enjoying Hammers spell

October 18, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia says he is hoping to extend his loan spell at West Ham, having relished the opportunity to play first-team football again.

Almunia, 34, lost his place as Gunners No. 1 last season and having failed to threaten Wojciech Szczesny or Lukasz Fabianski for a place between the posts at the start of the current campaign, he moved to Upton Park on a month-long loan.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce snapped up the Spanish shot-stopper to deputise ...

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