31 Jul '12, 11am
Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia leaves to join Championship side Watford
(REUTERS) - Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has joined English Championship side Watford, his former club Arsenal said on Tuesday. Almunia is one of seven new signings made by manager Gianfranco Zola and joins the London club on a one-year deal. "Former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has signed for Watford," the Premier League club confirmed on its website (www.arsenal.com ). "The 35-year-old was released by the club this summer but will be training next door to his former team-mates in London Colney after agreeing a one-year deal with the Championship (second division) side." Almunia played 175 games for Arsenal including a substitute appearance in the 2006 Champions League final against Barcelona, but lost the jersey to Pole Wojciech Szczesny.