West Ham sign Arsenal's Almunia on emergency loan

westham.jpgWest Ham have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on an emergency loan after regular keeper Rob Green was ruled out for six weeks.

Almunia, 34, should make his debut when the Irons play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow. Green is recovering from a knee cartilage operation.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce told the club's website: "We've been hot on the phone and secured an excellent signing in the short-term in Manuel.

"It's a big thank you again to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal for allowing us to get such a high-class and experienced goalkeeper to fill in for Robert."