Italian shot stopper Vito Mannone made his professional bow at North London club Arsenal. He spent seven years at Arsenal beforehe left the club to sign for Sunderland. His move to join the Black Cats was officially confirmed on July 2, 2013. Vito Mannone signed a two-year contract when he left Arsenal to sign for Sunderland who paid an undisclosed fee for the Italian goalkeeper.

In his early days at Sunderland, Keiren Westwood was preferred to him in goal. Westwood started the 2013/14 season in goal ahead of Vito Mannone for the game against London club Fulham.Mannone featured in League Cup games before he made his Premier League debut for the Black Cats as a substitute for the injured Westwood during the 1-0 defeat at the home of Hull City. He retained his place for the 2-1 win over Southampton in the cup. […]